Sampler

Pattern name/title: Sampler
Date Made: c. 1930
Documented Inferred Method: fabrics in quilt
Maker: Cora Drake Clayton
Documented Inferred
Size: 64.5" x 78"
Predominant Colors: lavender, pink, red, yellow, green, multi colors
Fabrics: cotton prints, florals, stripes, polka dots, solids, sacking, checks
Backing: sacking material with printing still visible
Batting/Fill: cotton
Techniques: hand pieced, hand appliqu├ęd, hand quilted
Description: 30 blocks of different patterns in a sampler style quilt. Each block measures approximately 10.25" x 10.25" with some irregularity. Set straight 5 x 6 with sashing and cornerstones measuring 1. 75" in width. Sashing is lavender solid cotton with sacking cornerstones. There is one border: top and bottom measure 2" in width., sides measure 1 .5" in width are extensions of sashing.
Edge Treatment: 112" binding turned from back of quilt to front and stitched to front of quilt
Quilting Designs: straight lines, outline in blocks, and in the ditch around blocks.
Workmanship:
Construction: fair, mismatched seams, point are cut off and do not match
Quilting: primitive, sparse amount on quilt
Condition/Restoration: fabric disintegration in quilt blocks, especially in brown fabrics. Conservation has been effected by Sherry Allred in 2002.
Provenance paper that accompanies this quilt and 3 other purchased by Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild states that the quilt was made c. 1920 in Vanderpool, TX by Cora Drake Clayton and that the cotton was grown on the farm there and hand carded to make batting.
Notations: There is a label on back of quilt as well as hanging sleeve.

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