Cockscomb variation


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-83E

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
TM056
DateDataF006b
4/11/1987
locationF007f
Tucson Mall
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
71"
OverallLengthF012b
74"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Green
Red
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Fugitive green. Moderate wear
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
DateFinishF023b
Pre-1900
SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Cockscomb variation
NumBlockF026
4
SizeBlockF027
32x32
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
SashWidthF032
2". The corners measure 2x2
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
2", border is on only two sides. Plain strips.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Geometric
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
Reverse Applique
UniqueF038h
Green combs are blind stitched, red combs are top-stitched.

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
Red binding is on sides with white borders. Red on two sides, white on two sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
.25"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
Felker, Sarah
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
Red, green, white
NumStitchedF050
6
DesignF052d
Echo, All over grid. The quilting stitches were even.
FeaturesF053
This quilt shows dye migration, severe discoloration. Even so, it is a vibrant, attractive, unusual quilt.

Quilt Back

OtherFabF040a
Very thin, loosely woven muslin
NumPiecesF042
Seamed or one piece

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Shiell, Wilma J.
ProvenanceF058a
Owner's mother-in-law brought the quilt to Arizona in 1973. The quilt was previously owned by Eunice Felker Shiell (owner's mother-in-law) c1940-1973. Gift from mother-in-law c1971-3 in Tucson.
RelItemsF088a
Yes
QuiltTopF054
Felker, Sarah
GenderF098
Female
DeathF100
Chattanooga, TN
EthnicF101
German/English
EdBkgdF102
Grade school

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Homemaker
CityF106a
Small city
MaidenF097b
Aikman
SpouseF113
Felker, John
NoChildF116
9
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Under 10 years of age

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Church
Gifts
Necessity
Pleasure
Therapy
OtherF119a
Learned to quilt from her mother, probably at a very young age

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
TM056.jpg
ReposFile
TM056.jpg
67-EC-83E-226-TM056.jpg
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Data Verification

verify
yes
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

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

LocMadeF057a
Chattanooga
ProvStateF057d
Tennessee (TN)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift
OtherF060a
Made to be used.

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