1850-1899 Pieced Wool Quilt

Description
Five different striped, plaid, and plain blue, rust, and khaki colored wool and wool-cotton fabrics are utilized to construct the 9½-inch blocks for this utilitarian quilt. Four-patch blocks provide a contrast on each corner. One edge has an added cotton strip, apparently a later addition. The quilt is lined with a woven plaid blanket. The initial “E” is embroidered in one corner of the lining. Quilted 5-6 stitches per inch in a 1½-inch diagonal grid pattern.
This pieced wool quilt with a wool blanket lining is an example of a 19th century bed covering specifically made for warmth.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1899
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, wool, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 74 in x 67 in; 187.96 cm x 170.18 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
1986.0675.01
catalog number
1986.0675.01
accession number
1986.0675
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
listed
Bowman, Doris M.. The Smithsonian Treasury of American Quilts
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