1900 - 1915 Amish "Garden of Eden" Quilt

Description
Quilted in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania in the early twentieth century, this is an example of the “Garden of Eden” or “Economy Block” quilt pattern. A center of twenty pieced and plain 20-inch square blocks is framed by a “Chain Square” and two plain borders. Plain-colored cotton and wool fabrics and black quilting thread contribute to its quiet elegance.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
Object Type
quilts
Date made
1900-1915
quilter
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton, satin, wool (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overal material)
Measurements
overall: 74 in x 62 in; 189 cm x 157 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Mifflin
ID Number
1985.0029.01
catalog number
1985.0029.01
accession number
1985.0029
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Amish
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens

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