Snails Trail


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-81C

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
T310
DateDataF006b
1/9/1988
locationF007f
Tucson Park Mall
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
76.5"
OverallLengthF012b
100"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
PredomColorsF014
Lavender
Pink
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Unwashed/moderate wear
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateFinishF023b
1934 when quiltmaker was 46 years old.

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
OwnerNameF010
Snails Trail
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Magazine
NumBlockF026
48 pattern; 12 lavender
SizeBlockF027
8x8
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
BordDescF034
4".. The border is pieced with mitered corners.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

ConstrucBindF046
Edges turned in/no separate binding
MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
Flannel
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
Parker, Cora
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
6
DesignF052a
All-over-design
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
FeaturesF053
Not pre-1940! Charming example of a popular pattern.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Stelle, Eleanor M.
ProvenanceF058a
Inherited from mother (maker-Nelle Beckman) in 1972. The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1978.
RelItemsF088a
Pictures of the quiltmaker, Family Bible Records, Letters, Newspaper clippings.
QuiltTopF054
Beckman, Nelle May
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
12-13-1887
MarriageF099b
July 5, 1919 in Anderson, Indiana
DeathF100
1972, Anderson, Ind. Chesterfield, Ind.
EthnicF101
German
EdBkgdF102
College
RelAffF103
Disciples of Christ

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Nelle was a courthouse clerk (1916), and piano teacher (1912-1916).
BirthplaceCityF098a
Chesterfield
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
CityF106a
Beckman lived in Chesterfield, (1887-1900), Anderson (1900-1972).
StateF107
Indiana (IN)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Hughel
SpouseF113
Beckman, Arthur
OccupationF115
Attorney
NoChildF116
2
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
OtherF119a
Learned to quilt from her mother.
NameGroupF120
Family quilting occasionally
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
AddNotesF132
Cora Parker (owner's mother-in-law) had quilted 170 quilts before her death at age 96, in 1987.
OtherSourceMat
There are no other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
T310.jpg
ReposFile
T310.jpg
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Data Verification

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verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
9
30
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

ContestListF071a
Exhibited at Ind. State Fair-1975.

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

LocMadeF057a
Anderson, IN and Foley, AL
ProvStateF057d
Alabama (AL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
OtherF060a
Made to occupy time while on a 6 month sojourn in Ala. Maker died before quilt was finished and owner's mother-in-law (Cora Parker) quilted it.

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