Dewey Block


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-A2D

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
TUC150056
DateDataF006b
04-11-2015
locationF007f
Tucson, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Dewey Block
OverallWidthF12a
62 inches
OverallLengthF012b
79.25 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
Red
White
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Prussian Blue or Lafayette Blue
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Discoloration or dyes ran
Distortion or shrinkage
Fold marks or creases
Quilting thread broken or ties missing
Stains
Other
OtherDamageF016a
White fabrics have yellowed or greyed
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
DateBegunF023a
c. 1876
DateFinishF023b
c. 1900
FamDateF023c
c. 1876 - 1900
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Patriotic
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Dewey Block
TopSourceF064
Unknown
BrackmanF011a
3214
NumBlockF026
20
SizeBlockF027
12.25 inches x 12.5 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Bands or horizontal strippy (in horizontal rows separated by plain horizontal bars)
Separated by floated or random sashing (size of sashing pieces varies visually in length and/or width)
Strippy or vertical bands (in vertical rows separated by plain vertical bars)
NumBlockPatF030
1
SashWidthF032
2.75 inches

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
PaperF038i
no
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
Hand sewn
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Cowardin, Elizabeth
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
7
WidthF051a
.5 - 1 inch
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
All-over-design
DesignF052b
Fans
DesignF052c
Meander

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
Muslin
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
4 x 62.5 inches; 31 x 74 inches; 30.25 x 74 inches
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Robb, Norma Jean Robb, Ben M.
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
ProvenanceF058a
Ben and Norma Jean Robb received it from Ben's mother, Verna Love some time in the mid 1980s.
DateObtainedF088c
c. 1980
RelItemsF088a
The creator of the quilt, Elizabeth Morrow Cowardin, born 7-11-1823 died 3-12-1912 gave it to her granddaughter, Verna Love.  Verna lived with her grandmother to finish school.  Verna was a school teacher for many years.  Verna Love married Ben Robb in 1933 in Colorado.  A few years before she died, she gave the quilt to her son, Ben M. and his wife Norma Jean Robb.  Verna died in 1985.
QuiltTopF054
Cowardin, Elizabeth Morrow
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
07-11-1823
DeathF100
03-12-1912

Quilt maker Personal Information

EthBkgrndF114
Scottish

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Necessity

Image Upload

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Detail 1
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Detail 2
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67-EC-A2D-238-TUC150056.Robb.3.JPG
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Detail 3
TUC150056.Robb.4.JPG
67-EC-A2D-244-TUC150056.Robb.4.JPG
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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
5
3
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

OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Detail Images


TUC150056.Robb.2.JPG
TUC150056.Robb.3.JPG
TUC150056.Robb.4.JPG

Additional Records

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