Chain and Compass


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-874

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
WX003
DateDataF006b
10/16/1987
locationF007f
Willcox
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
68"
OverallLengthF012b
87"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Red
White
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Needs repair
TypeInscripF019
Date
Single
ContInscripF020
Label, red embroidery on front corner in white border-Clell 1937
DateInscripF020a
1937
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateFinishF023b
1937 when quiltmaker was 51 years old.

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
OwnerNameF010
Chain and Compass
OthTopSourceF064a
Probably batting wrappers.
BrackmanF011a
Reference Source Used: Judy Rehmel
NumBlockF026
48
SizeBlockF027
4.25x4.25
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by garden maze sashing
SashWidthF032
5"
NumBordersF033
3
BordDescF034
1.5" on 3 sides. Red, white, blue plain strips. Mitered corners.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
Machine Piecing

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are butted. Sides-bound; ends-hemmed.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Back turned to front
Straight grain
Home cut
BindWidthF047a
.5"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
UniqueBattF048b
The batting is commercially made.
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltedByF055
Chambers, Pearl Maude
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
8
DesignF052d
In-the-ditch, Outline of pieced shapes. Double cable in the sashing. Diamond in the border.
FeaturesF053
Gorgeous, uncommon pattern in patriotic colors.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Chambers, Verna
ProvenanceF058a
Inherited from mother-in-law in 1961.
QuiltTopF054
Chambers, Pearl Maude
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
04-01-1886
MarriageF099b
c1907 in Ochitree County, Texas
DeathF100
June 27 (?), 1961, Sunset Cemetery, Willcox, AZ
EthnicF101
Scotch-Irish/Norwegian
EdBkgdF102
High school
RelAffF103
Methodist

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Homemaker
BirthplaceCityF098a
Prairie Grove
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
CityF106a
AR (1886-9), OK (1889-?), Panhandle, TX (?-1907), and NM. She lived in Willcox from 1909 till her death.
StateF107
Arkansas (AR)
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Norwood
SpouseF113
Chambers, Cornelius
OccupationF115
Miner/rancher
NoChildF116
5

Quilt Personal Quilting History

NameGroupF120
Belonged to Sulphur Springs Homemakers' Club in area south of Willcox now called Kansas Settlement. Members got together sometimes to quilt.

Image Upload

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Data Verification

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Beth Donaldson
dateverified
9
30
2015
CE

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
Willcox
ProvStateF057d
Arizona (AZ)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ReasonsF060
Gift or presentation
OtherF060a
Made as gift for her son, Clell (possibly as high school graduation gift).
SourceOtherF006a
Maker is owner's mother-in-law.

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