Rose of Sharon


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-83A

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
TM024
DateDataF006b
4/11/1987
locationF007f
Tucson Mall
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
86 inches
OverallLengthF012b
88 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Rounded
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
PredomColorsF014
Green
Pink
White
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Unwashed
TypeInscripF019
Date
Initials
ContInscripF020
RJA-1933
DateInscripF020a
1933
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateFinishF023b
1933 when quiltmaker was 61 years old.

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
OwnerNameF010
Rose of Sharon
NumBlockF026
25
SizeBlockF027
14x14
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
3" pink cotton, plain strips with mitered corners.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are rounded. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Bias grain
Home cut
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
3/8"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
Wilson, Emma B.
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
10
DesignF052d
Outline of pieced shapes. Pattern is double quilted in the plain blocks. Diagonal-cross hatch in the border. The quilting stitches were uneven.
FeaturesF053
Depression period coloring. Heavy pencil marks. 2 or more quilters.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Waite, Audrey
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was previously owned by Louise W. Ambrose (1936-1979). Purchased from Quilter's Attic in 1979 in Tucson. Owner was able to get biographical information from maker's granddaughter.
QuiltTopF054
Wilson, Emma B.
OthPeopleF056
And friends
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1872
DeathF100
1961

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Taught school before marriage/farmwife
BirthplaceCityF098a
Indiana County
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
OccupationF115
Farmer
NoChildF116
4

Quilt Personal Quilting History

OtherF119a
There was nearly always "a quilt in" at her place and friends and neighbors ( and relatives) all quilted. Her quilting was widely known and she did quilting for women from Pittsburgh east to New York. She charged $1.00 per spool for quilting.
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

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Data Verification

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2015
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Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
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image
file_format
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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for digital humanities and social sciences and the Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

ProvStateF057d
Pennsylvania (PA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Purchase
QuiltHistF059
This quilt was one of the few quilts she appliqued-most were pieced quilts.

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