1825 - 1850 Wallace and Stevenson Family's Applique Quilt

Description
This framed medallion quilt came from the Wallace and Stevenson families. The block-printed center motif is a tall basket of fruit surrounded by an irregular wreath of scrolls and fruit and 12 sprays of flowers, all cut from printed chintz fabrics. These pieces were arranged and appliquéd on a plain white cotton fabric to provide the central focus. Three different borders of floral block-printed fabrics frame the center. This technique utilized small pieces of expensive printed chintz cotton to provide the overall design for a much larger bedcover. Various quilting patterns were used for the center and each of the borders to complete this quilt, a type often found in the Carolinas.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1825-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 103 in x 104 in; 262 cm x 264 cm
place made
United States: South Carolina, Richburg
ID Number
1995.0011.06
accession number
1995.0011
catalog number
1995.0011.06
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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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 Stephens

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