Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-BDF

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstInvContrNumF004
PAY1400280
DateDataF006b
03-09-2015
locationF007f
Payson Arizona
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam
OverallWidthF12a
41.5 inches
OverallLengthF012b
50.5 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
Light or pastel colors
PredomColorsF014
Blue or Navy
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Double Pink
OtherColorF014c
Off-White; Yellow; Lavender; Brown; Black
OverCondF015
Fair/worn

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

DamageF016
Distortion or shrinkage
Fold marks or creases
Quilting thread broken or ties missing
Tears or holes
Uneven batting
Wear to edge or binding
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
SourceMatF063
Unknown

Specific Description

SubjQuiltF025
Sunbonnet Sue & Sam
LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
SizeBlockF027
inches
MedallionF031
Sue and Sam are appliqued.
BlockStyleF030a
None
OtherSpaceF029a
There are four frames.
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
One border with same fabric as quilt all around.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Muslin
FabPrintF037
Floral
Novelty
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
PaperF038i
no
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
EmbellTechF038f
Yes
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

ConstrucBindF046
Edges turned in/ no separate binding
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
8
WidthF051a
1 inch
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Single parallel lines
DesignF052c
Parallel lines
DesignF052d
Parallel lines were used in quilting sashing/border.
FeaturesF053
The quilt was not commercially manufactured; nor created for a community outreach.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
1
WidthPiecesF042a
41.5 x 30.5 inches
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Middleton, Jon and Carolyn
OwnerCityF084
Overgaard
OwnerStateF086
Arizona (AZ)
ProvenanceF058a
Hanna Rebecka Mays Johnson Middleton made the quilt for grandson, Jon Middleton's birth on 01-29-1947.
SourceInfoF088b
Middleton, Jon & Carolyn
DateObtainedF088c
03-09-2015
QuiltTopF054
Middleton, Hanna Rebecka Mays Johnson
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
09-1882
MarriageF099b
1906
DeathF100
10-06-1973
EthnicF101
White
RelAffF103
Methodist

Quilt maker Personal Information

OccupationF104
homemaker
BirthplaceCityF098a
Atlanta
BirthplaceStateF098b
Texas
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United Nations
MaidenF097b
Johnson
FatherNameF109
Johnson, William A.
EthBkgrndF110
White
MotherNameF111
Johnson, Harriet Mays
EthBkgrndF112
White
SpouseF113
Middleton, Benjamin Crabb
EthBkgrndF114
White
NoChildF116
5
NoFemF116a
2
NoMaleF116b
3
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Under 10 years of age

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Gifts
Necessity
Other
OtherF119a
Bedding for warmth.
NameGroupF120
Methodist
LocGroupF121
Texarkana, Texas
NumQuiltsF123
20-50 quilts
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
only informally
FavesF130
Applique and preferred a large hoop for hand quilting. Designs came from magazines and newspaper. Fabric purchased from Sear Roebuck and used old clothing.
AddNotesF132
Hanna made a remark to her granddaughter, Elizabeth (Liz) Jane Middleton Lloyd, when growing up she didn't always think the church groups stitch work was small enough or uniform enough for her liking. She also made another remark to Elizabeth that she made goldilocks appliqued with diamond grid quilting twice. She was not satisfied with her quilting, so she made the second for Elizabeth. Granddaughter, Sara Rebecka (Becky) Middleton recalls at a young age seeing her grandmother tear out stitches made by others that were not small enough or uniform to her liking.

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Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Lynn Miller
dateverified
1
8
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
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Detail Images


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