Embroidered Snowflake


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-848

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
T272
DateDataF006b
1/9/1988
locationF007f
Tucson Park Mall
TypeObjOtherF008a
Tied Comforter
OverallWidthF12a
80"
OverallLengthF012b
80"

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateFinishF023b
c1930-40 when quiltmaker was 30-40 years old.
SourceMatF063
Purchased new

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Embroidered Snowflake
OthTopSourceF064a
Most were her own designs. Also family and friends.
SizeBlockF027
11x11
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
NumBordersF033
Multiple

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

QuiltedByF055
Beckett, Ruth M.
FeaturesF053
Quilt warranted no further research, so rest of form was not filled out. Made after 1940.

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Kelly, Maxine Beckett
ProvenanceF058a
Inherited from mother in 1987.
RelItemsF088a
Pictures of the quiltmaker, Family Bible Records, Newspaper clippings
QuiltTopF054
Beckett, Ruth M.
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
07-04-1892
MarriageF099b
June 19, 1911 in Burlington, IA.
DeathF100
Feb. 7, 1987, Tucson, AZ. Mesa, AZ.
EthnicF101
German/French/English
EdBkgdF102
High school
RelAffF103
Protestant

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Housewife
BirthplaceCityF098a
Burlington
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
CityF106a
Burlington, Iowa (1892-1937), Denver, Colo. (1938-1958), Mesa, AZ. (1958-1967), Tucson, AZ. (1968-1987).
StateF107
Iowa (IA)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Leake
SpouseF113
Beckett, Lucian A.
OccupationF115
U. S. Gov't. employee
NoChildF116
1
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Friend
From Relative

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
OtherF119a
Belonged for many years to a close knit group who formed a sewing club as young women in 1925. Learned to quilt from mother. Probably learned to quilt from mother and some friends. Learned to quilt in her late teens or early 20's.
NameGroupF120
Church and social sewing circle. Put several quilts together but did not do actual quilting-preferred embroidering squares or combination w/patch.
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

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T272.jpg
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T272.jpg
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Data Verification

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dateverified
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30
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
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
Probably in Burlington, IA and finished in Denver, Colo.
ProvStateF057d
Colorado (CO)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
Main white embroidered part done by maker years ago and stored away. Discovered by daughter who purchased material for backing and quickly put it together to present to maker. Daughter did not quilt, so this was tied with white yarn. Put together and finished by her daughter, the owner. Finally finished especially for maker's 90th birthday on July 4, 1982.

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