Broken Star


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-993

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
QRC160006
DateDataF006b
03-14-2016
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Broken Star
OverallWidthF12a
81 inches
OverallLengthF012b
92.5 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Two color
PredomColorsF014
Purple
Yellow
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Stains
RepairHistF018
Never washed. Used only for guests.
TypeInscripF019
Single
ContInscripF020
Label made by granddaughter, Ferne Zabezensky based on personal knowledge
DateInscripF020a
c. 1940
MethodInscripF021
Ink
LocInscripF022
on back
OtherLocInscripF022a
label on back, lower left
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateBegunF023a
c. 1930
DateFinishF023b
c. 1940
SourceMatF063
Feed or flour sacks
Old clothes

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
star
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
broken star
NumBlockF026
32
SizeBlockF027
17.5 x 7 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Diamonds
ArrangeBlockF028
On point or rotated on 45 degrees
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
NumBlockPatF030
28 plain squares
SashWidthF032
1.75 inner; 6.25 outer
NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
Two borders 5.25 inches on top and bottom. Fabric same as quilt.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Other
FabricTypeF036
Feedsack
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Feedsack
Floral
Novelty
Paisley
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
Straight grain
Hand sewn
Machine sewn
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch
MatUsedF048
Cannot tell
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Bridge, Anna
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
8
WidthF051a
1 inch
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Outline
Single parallel lines
Other
DesignF052b
Wreaths
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
FeaturesF053
Quilt design and fabric from family fabrics and feedsacks

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
20 x 92.5, 34.5 x 92.5, 35 x 92.5
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Ferne Zabezensky
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
ProvenanceF058a
Acquired in 1959. Inherited from quilt maker's son.
SourceInfoF088b
Zabezensky, Ferne Bridge
DateObtainedF088c
03-14-2016
RelItemsF088a

QuiltTopF054
Bridge, Anna
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
10-14-1887
DeathF100
04-15-1963
EthnicF101
Caucasian of German Ancestry
EdBkgdF102
Graduate of Manchester College (Indiana)
RelAffF103
Church of the Brethern

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Homemaker, taught elementary school before marriage
BirthplaceCityF098a
Pulaski Co.
BirthplaceStateF098b
Indiana
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
MaidenF097b
Bowsher
FatherNameF109
Bowsher, William
BplaceF109a
Marion Co., Ohio
MotherNameF111
Freeman, Phoebe
BplaceF111a
Marion Co., Ohio
EthBkgrndF112
caucasian
SpouseF113
Bridge, Lloyd
EthBkgrndF114
caucasian
NoChildF116
5
NoMaleF116b
5
LearnedToQuiltF117
From guild or club member
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Church
Gifts
Pleasure
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
yes
PriceF128
Mainly paid for doing the quilting ($0.01/inch of thread used)
TeachF129
only informally
FavesF130
Hand quilting on a quilt frame. Lone Star, Grandmother's Flower Garden, Dresden Plate, Double Wedding Ring
CustomsF131
Often wrote a poen to give with gifted quilts
AddNotesF132
Made a twin quilt every 2 weeks or double in 2-3 weeks; used cardboard (cereal boxes) for cutting out pieces; quilt frame in front of living room window looking out on road. Made many quilts given through church relief society and neighbors after fire and tornado damage loss. Made quilt for each of her 5 sones / daughter-in-laws and 16 grandchildren

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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
3
14
2017
CE

Information source fields

AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
CopyRestF080c
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DistribRestF080d
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
DisplayResF080e
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
LicenseF080f
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Quilt Alliance
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

OwnerCountryF086b
United States

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