Diamond Cube


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-9F9

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Historical Society
InstInvContrNumF004
TUC150111
InstInvContrNumF004a
76.44.1
DateDataF006b
05-19-2015
locationF007f
Tucson, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Diamond Cube
OverallWidthF12a
79 inches
OverallLengthF012b
79 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
Dark colors
PredomColorsF014
Black
Brown
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Cadet Blue
Chocolate Brown or Hershey Brown
OtherColorF014c
Red, Yellow, Green, Lavender, Brown, Beige, Tan, Black, Grey
OverCondF015
Poor/very worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Disintegration of fabric
Fold marks or creases
Wear to edge or binding
OtherDamageF016a
Back same as front plus Dirty, Fading
RepairHistF018
Binding and black fabrics are badly disintegrated
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
FamDateF023c
c. 1835
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Diamond Cube or Tea-Box
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Diamond Cube
OwnerNameF010
Tea Box
BrackmanF011a
240
NumBlockF026
58 Blocks, 8: 1/2 Blocks, 2: 1/4 Blocks
SizeBlockF027
8 x 8 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Diamonds
Hexagons
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
NumBlockPatF030
One, Tea Box or Diamond Cube
NumBordersF033
4
BordDescF034
Borders on Bottom,Left and Right. Fabric same as quilt, Plain, Pieced. Right Side: 2 1/2 inches Black, 3 colors 1 inch each. Left Side: 6 inches total: Black 2", Pink 3/4", Green 2 1/2" Bottom: 5 1/2"total: Black 1 7/8", Green 1 1/2", Peach 1 1/4", Green 3/4"

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Silk
FabricTypeF036
Satin
Velvet
FabPrintF037
Checked
Floral
Multiple scrap
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
Striped
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Silk
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Ribbon
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Parker, Sarah
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
Various Colors to go with patch colors
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
8
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Outline
Patches outlined/in the ditch
DesignF052c
Parallel lines
DesignF052d
Double outlines on the Hexagons, Single outlines and on Diamonds.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Brown
Green
NumPiecesF042
19 plus - Same fabric throughout except one piece. Plaid
WidthPiecesF042a
24 x 36, 42 1/2 x 25, 25 1/4 x 42 1/4, 17 x 9, 6 x 4 and many more small pieces 18 in all.
DescBackF043
Hand sewn
Print
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Arizona Historical Society
OwnerCityF084
Tucson, Arizona
OwnerCountyF085
Pima
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
OwnerZipF087
85719
ProvenanceF058a
c. 1976, Donation from Mrs. Harry Gruenwald: She bout it at a sale in Tucson.
SourceInfoF088b
Arizona Historical Society
DateObtainedF088c
05-19-2015
RelItemsF088a
A note attached to the quilt dated 1951.  Writted by Mrs. Richard Sumnor. a Relative of the quilt maker gave ownership information. c. 1976
QuiltTopF054
Parker, Sarah
GenderF098
Female

Quilt maker Personal Information

BirthplaceCityF098a
Peacham
BirthplaceStateF098b
Vermont

Quilt Personal Quilting History

AddNotesF132
Mrs. Sumner dated this quilt to 1835. Owned by Col. George Harvey, Ambassador to Great Britain & Grandfather of note writer, Mrs. Richard Sumner.

Image Upload

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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
4
27
2016
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

OwnerEmail
ldjones@azhs.gov
LocMadeF057a
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Detail Images


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Additional Records

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