Apple-related patterns were this week’s Cruise & Use activity on The Quilt Index Facebook page. To find the quilts below I used the Advanced Search page and typed in “apple” in the Pattern Name field

 

 

 

Click on the images below to find out more about each quilt.

Melrose, Nettie J. (Bryant). Apple Core. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, RMQM Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4E-86-E4. Accessed: 08/28/2015

 

Kerr, Mary, Entsminger, Sarah. An Apple a Day. June 1, 2015. From Quilt Alliance, Animals We Love. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1-6-346. Accessed: 08/28/2015

 

Apple Tree. (Maker not recorded). c1850. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan State University Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1E-3D-11C2. Accessed: 08/28/2015

 

Lawton, Hattie. Apple Blossom. 1989. From Country Heritage Park, Canada Packers Competition Collection 1979-97. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=64-E6-19. Accessed: 08/28/2015

 

Pauline Parker. Apple Tree. 1987. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1E-3D-284A. Accessed: 08/28/2015

 

Tip: you can easily generate a citation for any image documented in The Quilt Index by clicking on the How to Cite This Record link at the bottom of each record’s basic or full display page. You can then copy and paste the citation, as I’ve done with images below.

Take your own adventure on The Quilt Index today!

 

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Aug
21
Posted on 21-08-2015
Filed Under (Cruise & Use the Quilt Index, Patterns) by amymilne

 

Schoolhouse patterns were this week’s Cruise & Use activity on The Quilt Index Facebook page. I returned to the  Browse by Pattern Page where I chose Schoolhouse This browsing category contains 58 records. The Browse by  Pattern page includes more than 200 of the most common patterns and their variations taken mostly from Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, first edition.

Then I narrowed down my search by selecting five Schoolhouse quilts to compare. Next, I clicked on the View Record link under each record’s image to view the Basic record view for each quilt. Click on the images below to find out more about each quilt.

Quilt Study Group. Arizona Territorial Schoolhouse. 2011. From Arizona Quilt Documentation Project, Arizona Centennial Quilt Project 100 Years – 100 Quilts. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=67-EC-22B. Accessed: 08/21/2015

Moore, Sarah. Schoolhouse Quilt. 1901-1929. From Tennessee State Library and Archives, Quilts of Tennessee. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4C-83-8. Accessed: 08/21/2015

Garrity, Margaret. Little Red Schoolhouse. 1929. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, RMQM Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4E-86-1C. Accessed: 08/21/2015

School House. (Maker not recorded). 1890-1925. From State Historical Society of Iowa, IQRP . Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=18-36-6EC. Accessed: 08/21/2015

Madison Square Community Ladies. Embroidered and Applique; books with students name surrounding schoolhouse with teacher’s name. 1957. From University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Nebraska Quilt Project (Lincoln Quilters Guild). Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=57-90-E0D. Accessed: 08/21/2015

Tip: you can easily generate a citation for any image documented in The Quilt Index by clicking on the How to Cite This Record link at the bottom of each record’s basic or full display page. You can then copy and paste the citation, as I’ve done with images below.

Take your own Browse by Pattern adventure on The Quilt Index today!

 

 

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May
06
Posted on 06-05-2015
Filed Under (Cruise & Use the Quilt Index, Patterns) by amymilne

Flower-themed patterns are this week’s Cruise & Use activity on The Quilt Index. I returned to the  Browse by Pattern Page where I chose Flower Pot.  This browsing category contains 81 records. The Browse by  Pattern page includes more than 200 of the most common patterns and their variations taken mostly from Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, first edition.

Then I narrowed down my search by selecting six Flower Pot quilts to compare. Next, I clicked on the View Record link under each record’s image to view the Basic record view for each quilt. Click on the images below to find out more about each quilt.

Unknown, Family member – possibly great grandmother. Flower Pot. 1930-1949. From Florida Quilt Project, SunBonnet Sue Quilt Guild. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=53-9E-34. Accessed: 05/6/2015

 

Day, Judy. Flower Pot in a Cottage Garden. 1999. From National Quilt Museum, Oh Wow! Miniature Quilt Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1C-3B-F6. Accessed: 05/6/2015

 

Moody, Johanna Belle. Flower Basket. Circa 1930. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4B-82-B5A. Accessed: 05/6/2015

 

flower pot. (Maker not recorded). 1800-1849. From Minnesota Quilters Inc., Minnesota Quilt Project (MQP). Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=49-7E-A2. Accessed: 05/6/2015

 

Cactus Basket. (Maker not recorded). From Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc., Wyoming Quilt Project, Inc.. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=51-8C-5AE. Accessed: 05/6/2015

 

Tip: you can easily generate a citation for any image documented in The Quilt Index by clicking on the How to Cite This Record link at the bottom of each record’s basic or full display page. You can then copy and paste the citation, as I’ve done with images below.

Take your own Browse by Pattern adventure on The Quilt Index today!

 

 

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May
04
Posted on 04-05-2015
Filed Under (Cruise & Use the Quilt Index, Patterns) by amymilne

This week’s Cruise & Use activity on The Quilt Index features flower-themed patterns. To start my cruising adventure, I went to the  Browse by Pattern Page where I chose Flower Basket. Initially my browse returned this happy grid view of 325 records:

 

Then I narrowed down my search by selecting six quilts to compare.

 

Next, I clicked on the View Record link under each record’s image to view the Basic record view for each quilt. Click on the images below to find out more about each quilt.

Tip: you can easily generate a citation for any image documented in The Quilt Index by clicking on the How to Cite This Record link at the bottom of each record’s basic or full display page. You can then copy and paste the citation, as I’ve done with images below.

Oliver, Nina. Flower Basket. From Louisiana Regional Folklife Program, Louisiana Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1B-3A-8C3. Accessed: 05/4/2015

 

Maker, unknown. Friendship Quilt. 1857-2011. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project – MassQuilts, MassQuilts. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1D-FC-1150. Accessed: 05/4/2015

 

Menzies, Sylvia Idella. Flower Basket. c1900. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1E-3D-F8. Accessed: 05/4/2015

 

Wakeman, Jennie. Flower Basket. 1860-1890. From State Historical Society of Iowa, IQRP . Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=18-36-197. Accessed: 05/4/2015

 

Flower Basket. (Maker not recorded). 1860-1875. From Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, Winedale Quilt Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4F-88-6. Accessed: 05/4/2015

 

Stanley, Lura. Flower Basket quilt, old. September 29, 1978. From American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=22-42-104. Accessed: 05/4/2015

 

Take your own Browse by Pattern adventure on The Quilt Index today!

 

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Feb
09
Posted on 09-02-2015

Today’s quest to Cruise & Use the Quilt Index took me to the Browse by Pattern Page where I chose Melon Patch. Initially my browse returned this happy grid view:

Then I narrowed down my search by selecting a few quilts to compare.

Enjoy these two beauties and seek out the others for a little taste of summer on this cloudy (in Appalachia at least) Monday.

Melon Patch Pattern Names: Flower Petals Top By: Unknown, Maker Period: 1876-1900 Date: c1900 Location Made: United States Project Name: Michigan Quilt Project Contributor: Michigan State University Museum

 

Unknown, Melon Patch Friendship Quilter Group: Women of Baptist Church in Bridgeton Period: 1930-1949 Date: 1930 Location Made: Bridgeton, North Carolina (NC) United States Project Name: North Carolina Quilt Project Contributor: North Carolina Museum of History

 

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Jan
29
Posted on 29-01-2015
Filed Under (Cruise & Use the Quilt Index, Education, Patterns) by amymilne

The Quilt Index website currently contains more than 62,000 records of quilts, quilt-related ephemera, and quilt journals. This free-to-all online resource is a treasure trove for anyone who loves quilts, but finding a way to use and enjoy this massive repository can be daunting. To help our users, especially those new to the website, we have started a video series called Cruise & Use. This set of short videos will offer steps and tips for browsing and searching the Index as well as how-to’s for using tools and resources on the site.

Did you know that you can compare and contrast multiple quilts on one page? Have you tried the Zoom tool to see a quilt in closer detail? In the most recent Cruise & Use video we’ll show you how navigate your own private tour of New York Beauty quilts documented in the Index by using the Browse by Pattern feature.

Watch this 2-minute video and give us your feedback here or via email!

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May
26
Posted on 26-05-2010
Filed Under (Announcements, Patterns) by sikarskie

Good new quilt lovers! The Quilt Index has just launched a new way to browse QI quilts online–by pattern! Tens of thousands of different pattern names appear in the Quilt Index. We’ve pulled out more than 200 of the most common ones and their variations our new pattern browse page. We used Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, first edition, as the main pattern name reference.

Our pattern browse page, with everything from Acorn to Zig-Zag, can be found at http://www.quiltindex.org/browsepattern.php. You can also access the page from the main QI site by going to the browse tab and clicking on “pattern” in the menu at the top. Happy browsing!! And please feel free to comment below with your thoughts on the new browse page.

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