Whether you are new to the Quilt Index or a passionate power user, this week I’d like to introduce you to a few of the browsing categories set up by Quilt Index staffers.
To start your browsing journey, visit the home page of The Quilt Index, www.QuiltIndex.org, locate the Browse menu at the top and click on Main. You’ll find six different options for browsing:
This week we’re going to Browse by Purpose/Functon and today’s topic is Doll Quilt/Toy.
Here are five of my favs from this category. Tell us your top picks here on the blog or via the Quilt Index Facebook page.
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. Just click this link and copy and paste the citation, as I’ve done with images below.
Log Cabin; String. (Maker not recorded). 1900 – 1930. From Mountain Heritage Center, Southern Appalachian Quilts. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=1F-3E-4. Accessed: 04/23/2015
Read, Jennie. Around the World. ca. 1930. From University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=4D-85-18D. Accessed: 04/23/2015
Simonsen, Anna Umbreit. Whole cloth doll quilt. Circa 1880. From Wisconsin Quilt History Project, . Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=42-75-238. Accessed: 04/23/2015
Duck and Ducklings. (Maker not recorded). From State Historical Society of Iowa, Mary Barton Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=18-36-72. Accessed: 04/23/2015
Gasperik, Mary. What Are Little Girls Made Of?. 1940. From Gasperik Collection, Mary Gasperik Private Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=48-7C-4C. Accessed: 04/23/2015
Click on each image to view these quilts on The Quilt Index to read more about their history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about each quilt.
Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
How To Trim Flying Geese Without A Specialty Ruler
If you don’t have a Bloc-Loc ruler, you may find trimming these flying geese challenging. But by following these steps, you should be able to get four accurate geese in each color!
First, line up your ruler so the point of the flying geese unit will be trimmed exactly ¼” above the point. Try to line the unit up as straight as possible on the other three sides.
Next, flip the unit over. Line up the edge you just cut on the 2” line of the ruler as shown below, and trim the excess from the top.