History Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-846

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
W006
DateDataF006b
5/9/1987
locationF007f
Wickenburg
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
History Quilt
OverallWidthF12a
56"
OverallLengthF012b
82"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
White
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherRepairsF017a
Original border removed. Rebound.
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateFinishF023b
May, 1927 when quiltmaker was 29 years old.

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Embroidery
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Newspaper
CommSourceF064b
Ruby McKim patterns from Citizen newspaper
NumBlockF026
24
SizeBlockF027
7.5 x 7.875 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
SashWidthF032
5.25" white cotton
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
5" white cotton, plain strips with butted corners. Original sawtooth border is missing.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Novelty
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
Pictures embroidered from Nelsonville, Ohio Citizen Newspaper
EmbMatF039
Cotton thread

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are rounded. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Bias grain
Commercial
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
3/8"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
The batting is commercially made.
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
Somers, Daisy Beatrice
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White, red, grey-green
NumStitchedF050
10
DesignF052d
All over grid-Outline of embroidery. Feather in the sashing. Feather in the border. Feather quilting-in red, green and white. The quilting stitches were uneven.
FeaturesF053
Prizewinner from 1927! A very interesting pictorial history of Colonial America.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
Seamed

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Lewis, Loretta
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was brought to Arizona c1935. The quilt was previously owned by Floretta Awe (maker's daughter). Inherited from mother (Floretta Awe) in 1977.
RelItemsF088a
Ruby McKim patterns series published in the newspaper.
QuiltTopF054
Somers, Daisy Beatrice
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
01-23-1902
EthnicF101
German
EdBkgdF102
Grade school
RelAffF103
Methodist

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Self employed/gas station owner
CityF106a
Nelsonville, Ohio (1901-35) and Phoenix, AZ (1935-thereafter).
StateF107
Ohio (OH)
CountryF108
England
MaidenF097b
Pierson
SpouseF113
Somers, Raymond

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Church
Pleasure
NameGroupF120
Methodist Women's Society did group quiltings.
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

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Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
9
25
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
Won Colonial History Quilt Contest in Nelsonville, Ohio in 1927 (prize: sewing machine). Ruby McKim patterns published in the newspaper.

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

LocMadeF057a
Nelsonville
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
The blocks had been embroidered from patterns in the Citizen, then put together for contest. Maker worked 6 wks. to complete quilt in time for contest show. Many times she was ready to give up, but her husband encouraged her, saying he would do the dishes.
ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
SourceOtherF006a
Maker is owner's grandmother.

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