Rose of Sharon
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Overall Quilt DescriptionInstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation ProjectInstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989InstInvContrNumF004
Light or pastel colorsPredomColorsF014
Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric sourceOtherDamageF016a
1933 when quiltmaker was 61 years old.
Rose of SharonNumBlockF026
Alternating with plain squaresNumBordersF033
3" pink cotton, plain strips with mitered corners.
Quilt top materials and constructionFiberTypesF035
Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quiltingUniqueBindF045a
The corners are rounded. The binding is the same on all sides.ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
less than a half inchBindWidthF047a
Wilson, Emma B.ThrTypeF049a
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.
Same fabric used throughout
Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family InformationOwnershipF082
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
Quilt maker Personal InformationOccupationF104
Taught school before marriage/farmwifeBirthplaceCityF098a
Quilt Personal Quilting HistoryOtherF119a
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.
Information source fieldsImageConF075a
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MATRIX: Center for digital humanities and social sciences and the Michigan State University MuseumPublisher
Quilt IndexResource Type
Why and where was the quilt made; source of infoProvStateF057d
This quilt was one of the few quilts she appliqued-most were pieced quilts.
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