Kentucky Rose


Quilt Index Record: 1F-3E-2C

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Mountain Heritage Center
InstProjNameF003a
Southern Appalachian Quilts
InstInvContrNumF004
MHC2001.05.001

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Great Granddaughters and Great-Great Granddaughters
DateDataF006b
2001; 2004
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Inherited

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Kentucky Rose
OwnerNameF010
Missouri Rose
AltNameF011
Roses and Plumes; Princess Feather
BrackmanF011a
45.26 variation
OverallWidthF12a
96 1/2"
OverallLengthF012b
82 1/2"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Rounded
PredomColorsF014
White
Red
Orange
Green
QuiltSpecColorF014a
Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
DamageF016
Dirty
Wear to edge or binding
Tears or holes
Stains
Open seams
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
FamDateF023c
Late 1840s or 1850s
OtherExDateF023d
circa 1860s
OtherDateF023e
North Carolina Quilt Project

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
9
SizeBlockF027
26" x 28"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
NumBordersF033
1 border strip on 3 sides
BordDescF034
6" border pieced with green, red and white;

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038d
Other novelty technique
PaperF038i
no

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
31 1/2"; 31 1/2"; 18"
DescBackF043
Hand sewn
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
UniqueBindF045a
A straight red binding has been applied to 3 sides of the quilt. This is a two step process. Top edge is straight and front to back.
BindWidthF047a
Red binding measures 1/4"; front to back binding measures 3/4"

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Stuffed work
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton single and double
ThrColorF049b
white; tan
NumStitchedF050
13
NumStitchF051
15
WidthF051a
1/8" - 1"
KnotsF051b
yes
DesignF052a
Echo
In-the-ditch
Outline
DesignF052b
Other
DesignF052c
Other
DesignF052d
Trapunto used in some areas. Quilting accentuates the floral motifs and a stuffed bud or pinecone appears in the background areas.

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
Backing possibly handwoven. Quilt maker's husband was a surveyor and trader with the Cherokees (1830s - 1840s in western North Carolina). It is believed that some of the quilt materials were from goods he acquired for his trading business.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
McClure, Mary Marcella Howard
Killian, Marth Ann McClure
QuiltedByF055
Killian, Martha Ann McClure
McClure, Mary Marcella Howard

Quilt provenance

ProvCountyF057b
Macon; Clay
ProvStateF057d
North Carolina (NC)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
The owners state that the family story about this quilt is as follows: "Some of the information is family lore through our grandmother and some is from histories developed by various family members. The quilt supposedly was buried during the Civil War to keep it safe from Federal troops, probably stationed in east Tennessee. Another version has it that the family silver was wrapped in the quilt and buried to protect it from theft by the troops."

Quilt purposes uses

QDesignF060b
Unknown
PresUseF062
Study or teaching aid
Museum collection
Exhibit

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Other
OthSourceF063a
Quilt maker's husband was a surveyor and trader with the Cherokees (1830s - 1840s in western North Carolina). It is believed that some of the quilt materials were from goods he acquired for his trading business.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Mountain Heritage Center Western Carolina University
OwnerCityF084
Cullowhee
OwnerCountyF085
Jackson
OwnerStateF086
North Carolina (NC)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
28723

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
Documented by the North Carolina Quilt Project. Label reads: 1985-1986 North Carolina Quilt Project N.C. Museum of History #FF67

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Howard, Mary Marcella; McClure, Martha Ann
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
Unknown; 1837
MarriageF099b
1837
Unknown
DeathF100
1879; 1860
EthnicF101
English and Scotch Irish
RelAffF103
Protestant
OccupationF104
Homemaker; Homemaker
BirthplaceCityF098a
Macon; Macon or Clay
BirthplaceStateF098b
North Carolina
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Unknown; Killian, Daniel
MotherNameF111
Unknown; McClure, Mary Marcella Howard
BplaceF111a
Unknown; Macon
SpouseF113
Killian, Daniel
McClure, George
OccupationF115
Surveyor and trader; Physician
NoChildF116
Unknown; 1
NoFemF116a
1; 1
NoMaleF116b
Unknown; none

Image Information

InvenNumF075
I.MHC2001.05.001
ImageConF075a
full image
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
SourceSizeF078
2" x 2"
DateF079
2
2004
CE
photocredit079a1
Tim Barnwell
DigDateF079a
9
2007
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Mountain Heritage Center
CreditLineF080b
Use Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129
DistribRestF080d
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129
DisplayResF080e
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129
LicenseF080f
Mountain Heritage Center 828.227.7129

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Costa, Leslie
dateverified
5
12
2008
CE

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