1835 - 1850 Mary Winfield's "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

Description
Mary Winfield crafted this small quilt for her granddaughter, Julia A. Poole, of Dinwiddie Co., Virginia. Possibly it was intended as a doll quilt. The quilt is composed of 3-inch blocks, some pieced in the “Nine-patch” pattern, some plain. Each plain block is quilted with a single flower or bird.
Mary W. Tucker was born about 1764 in Virginia. She married William Winfield III (1762-1837) on January 6th in either 1783 or 1787. She made another small quilt, also in the Collection, for the same granddaughter.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1835-1850
maker
Winfield, Mary
place made
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 13 in; 33 cm x 33 cm
ID Number
TE.T02139.00A
accession number
57609
catalog number
T02139A
Credit Line
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton
subject
Quilting
Children
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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