1850 - 1900 "Union" Appliqued Quilt

Description
The distinctive eagle in each corner and the bold colors relate this cotton quilt to a similar quilt group of late 19th and early 20th century Pennsylvania origin. In 1929 quilt historian Ruth Finley called this patriotic pattern “Union” in her classic book, Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them. The center is quilted, 6 stitches per inch, with a diamond grid pattern. A cable pattern is used for the border.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 86 in; 229 cm x 217 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
1991.0288.01
accession number
1991.0288
catalog number
1991.0288.01
subject
Quilts
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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