Courthouse Steps


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-A04

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Historical Society
InstInvContrNumF004
TUC150121
InstInvContrNumF004a
3920
DateDataF006b
05-19-2015
locationF007f
Tucson, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Courthouse Steps
OverallWidthF12a
79 inches
OverallLengthF012b
78 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
PredomColorsF014
Black
OtherColorF014c
Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Brown, Beige, Tan, Grey, Off-White
OverCondF015
Fair/worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Disintegration of fabric
Fold marks or creases
Stains
Tears or holes
Wear to edge or binding
OtherDamageF016a
Quite good condition
TypeInscripF019
Message
Multiple Names
Place
OtherTypeInscripF019a
None
ContInscripF020
Presented to Mrs. Mary Spruell, by the Ladies of M.E. Church, Newport, KY
DateInscripF020a
None
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LocInscripF022
other
OtherLocInscripF022a
Single location in a block on front.
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
DateBegunF023a
Unknown
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Courthouse Steps
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Courthouse Steps
OwnerNameF010
Log Cabin
TopSourceF064
Traditional pattern variation
OthTopSourceF064a
Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns, Jinny Beyer, P. 254, #7
NumBlockF026
108 Blocks; 32 of 1/2 Blocks
SizeBlockF027
7 x 7 inches
MedallionF031
None
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
On point or rotated on 45 degrees
OtherSpaceF029a
None
NumBlockPatF030
1; Courthouse Steps
SashWidthF032
None
NumBordersF033
None

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Other
FabricTypeF036
Glazed
Satin
Other
FabPrintF037
Checked
Dotted
Floral
Geometric
Mourning Prints
Multiple scrap
Novelty
Plaid
Print
Solid/plain
Striped
UniqueF037b
Silk
ConstrucF038
Foundation Piecing
Hand Piecing
PaperF038i
no
ConstrucF038b
Machine Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
EmbMatF039
Silk thread

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Woven tape
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
No filling
QuiltTechF049
Not quilted
DesignF052c
None
FeaturesF053
Courthouse Steps surround center block, which was appliqued by machine and hand embroidered with inscription as previously noted.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
Polished Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Burgundy
Maroon
NumPiecesF042
4
WidthPiecesF042a
33.5 x 78 inches; 11 x 65.5 inches; 34 x 78 inches; 11 x 13.25 inches
DescBackF043
Hand sewn
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

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
in 1966, the quilt was donated by Mrs. James (Hazel) Bethune.
DateObtainedF088c
05-19-2015
RelItemsF088a
See other objects from the same donor - mostly textiles.

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
AddNotesF132
Embroidered legend, "Presented to Mrs. Mary Spruell by Ladies of M.E. Church, Newport, KY"

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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