American History


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-5D0

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
SC045
DateDataF006b
11/1/1987
locationF007f
Sun City
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
73.5"
OverallLengthF012b
88.5"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Red
White
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateFinishF023b
c1920 when quiltmaker was around 58 years old.

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Embroidered Redwork
OwnerNameF010
American History
NumBlockF026
24
SizeBlockF027
8.5x9
BlockStyleF030a
Sampler
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
SashWidthF032
4". The corners measure 4x4
NumBordersF033
3
BordDescF034
2.25", 2.75", 3.5". Plain strips with butted corners.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
All block designs are embroidered in red floss.

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are mitered. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Bias grain
Home cut
BindWidthF047a
.5"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
The batting is commercially made.
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
McDonald, Nancy Jane
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
NumStitchedF050
7
DesignF052d
Diagonal grid in the blocks. Feather in the sashing. Diagonal line-geometric design, swirl (see sketches) in the border. The quilting stitches were even.
FeaturesF053
A quilt made for a special occasion and certainly well preserved.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
McBride, J. Donald
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1983. Gift from maker (owner's grandmother) c1920 in Denver, Colo.
RelItemsF088a
Pictures of quiltmaker, newspaper clipping (Daily News-Sun) about quilt (11-2-1987).
QuiltTopF054
McDonald, Nancy Jane
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
11-21-1862
MarriageF099b
Oct. 19, 1882 in Celina, Ohio
DeathF100
May 5, 1939, Denver, Colo.
EthnicF101
Scotch-Irish
RelAffF103
Presbyterian

Quilt maker Personal Information

BirthplaceCityF098a
Mercer County
EnviroF104c
Urban
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
CountyF106
Mercer County, OH (1862-82)
CityF106a
Denver, CO (1895-1923)
StateF107
Ohio (OH)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Addy
SpouseF113
McDonald, Samuel Alexander
OccupationF115
Contractor

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
OtherF119a
There were other quilts, but they were "used up."
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
SC045.jpg
ReposFile
SC045.jpg
67-EC-5D0-226-SC045.jpg
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Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
9
29
2015
CE

Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and the Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Contest, Exhibits, Essays, journals

ExhibitListF067a
Displayed at the Sun Cities Art Museum in 1987.

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

LocMadeF057a
Denver
ProvStateF057d
Colorado (CO)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
OtherF060a
Given to maker's grandson to help him learn American history.

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