1810 J.W.'s Medallion Quilt

Description
The oval medallion that graces the center of this whole-cloth quilt contains the embroidered initials “J W” and the date “1810.” A stuffed-work wreath of flowers encircles the medallion. This is in turn framed by borders of stuffed-work foliage and double cross-hatched quilting. This early example of white work was kept in the family until its donation to the National Museum of American History in 2000. The identity of the maker or “J W” is not known.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt, wholecloth
date made
1810
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 94 in x 91 in; 239 cm x 230 cm
Place Made
United States
ID Number
2000.0148.01
catalog number
2000.0148.01
accession number
2000.0148
subject
Quilts
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
J. Marc Hehn, John M. Hehn, Jr. and Christopher S. Hehn
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