Crazy Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-D21

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Heritage Quilt Study Group of Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona
InstInvContrNumF004
HQD173
DateDataF006b
5/16/-
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
66"
OverallLengthF012b
73"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Light or pastel colors
PredomColorsF014
Red
Blue
Yellow
Green
Orange
Purple
White
Black
Brown
Gray
Navy
Tan
Pink
Gold
Maroon
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherRepairsF017a
The top has been repaired.
ContInscripF020
There is an inscription
DateQuiltF023
Timespan
OtherExDateF023d
1890 to; backing applied 1940
DateInfoF023f
about 1900
SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
OthSourceF063a
from dress scraps from sisters and self (they sewed their own clothing)

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Crazy
AltNameF011
Crazy Quilt
SpacingF029
Side by side
BordDescF034
No borders

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Silk
FabricTypeF036
Glazed
Velvet
Satin
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
Floral
Geometric
Dotted
Paisley
Checked
Plaid
Striped
UniqueF037b
Printed logo; small, medium and large florals; small, medium and large geometrics; medium dots; small checks. Rayon thread, all colors. Crazy contained.
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
Herringbone and heather, satin, buttonhole, chain and backstitch; embroidered, stuffed, stuffed applique.
UniqueF039a
stuffed items, embroidery

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are mitered. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
MatUsedF048
No filling
QuiltTechF049
Not quilted
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
DesignF052d
The knots are on the back.

Quilt Back

OtherFabF040a
Polyester, put on by grandaughter to preserve quilt
WidthPiecesF042a
24.5" x 73"; 42.5" x 73"
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnerNameF082a
Trudell Bishop McMackins
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was inherited from mother in 1942. This quilt came to Arizona in 1987. Present owner daughter, 1942-present.
QuiltTopF054
Bishop, Russie Effie Elgin
BirthDateF099
10/18/1874
DeathF100
8/3/1942 near Caruthersville, Pemescott County, MO

Quilt maker Personal Information

BirthplaceCityF098a
Clarksville, Pike County
BirthplaceStateF098b
Missouri (MO)
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Necessity
Pleasure
OtherF119a
She learned to quilt in by 1890. The quiltmaker pieced and quilted. This was a challenge project she undertook as a young girl.
AddNotesF132
The quiltmaker lived in: Clarksville, MO about 1874-1878; Montgomery County, MO, about 1878-1906; near Sheridan Lake, Near Bristol, Near Holly, Near Granada all in Colorado, about 1906-1911; Montgomer Co, MO, about 1911-1925; St. Louis, MO, about 1925-1941; Caruthersville, MO, about 1941-1942.

Image Upload

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Detail 1
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Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
5
3
2017

Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
function
Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
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

ProvCountyF057b
Montgomery
ProvStateF057d
Colorado (CO)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
OtherF060a
as a challenge project as a young girls

Detail Images


HQD173a.jpg

Additional Records

No additional records