Flaming Sun


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-A2E

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
TUC150057
DateDataF006b
04-11-2015
locationF007f
Tucson, Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Flaming Sun
OverallWidthF12a
74 inches
OverallLengthF012b
86 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
PredomColorsF014
Orange
Yellow
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Fading
Quilting thread broken or ties missing
Stains
Other
OtherDamageF016a
White fabrics have yellowed or greyed
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateBegunF023a
c. 1928
DateFinishF023b
c. 10-1928
FamDateF023c
c. 1928
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Flaming Sun
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
AltNameF011
Flaming Sun
TopSourceF064
Unknown
BrackmanF011a
3540
NumBlockF026
30
SizeBlockF027
10.5 inches x 10.5 inches
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
Alternating with plain squares
Separated by plain sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
Bands or horizontal strippy (in horizontal rows separated by plain horizontal bars)
NumBlockPatF030
1
SashWidthF032
3 inches

Quilt top materials and construction

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

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltedByF055
Love, Amanda Bell Cowardin
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White
NumStitchedF050
6 inches
NumStitchF051
7 inches
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
Outline
DesignF052c
None
DesignF052d
Melons

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
8.5 x 86 inches; 31 x 86 inches; 32.75 x 86 inches
DescBackF043
Machine sewn
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Norma Jean Robb
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
ProvenanceF058a
Quilt was passed from the original recipient to her son and daughter-in-law a few years prior to her death in 1985.
SourceInfoF088b
Robb, Norma Jean
DateObtainedF088c
04-11-2015
RelItemsF088a
This quilt was made by Amanda Bell Cowardin Love, who was born on 06-09-1874 and died in 02-12-1943.
The quilt was given to Verna Love, Amanda's daughter.  The current owner believes it was a wedding present when Verna married Ben Robb in 1933.  Vernal Love Robb gave the quilt to her son, Ben M., and wife, Norma Jean Robb a few years before she passed away in 1985.  

From the age of three, Amada lived on the same farm for the rest of her life.
QuiltTopF054
Love, Amanda Bell Cowardin
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
06-09-1874
MarriageF099b
1933
DeathF100
02-12-1943

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
Farmer's Wife
EnviroF104c
Rural
MaidenF097b
Cowardin

Image Upload

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Detail 1
TUC150057.Robb.2.JPG
67-EC-A2E-240-TUC150057.Robb.2.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


TUC150057.Robb.2.JPG

Additional Records

No additional records