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
Object Name
quilt
date made
1835-1850
maker
Winfield, Mary
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
place made
United States: Virginia
ID Number
TE*T02139.00A
accession number
57609
catalog number
T02139A
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Children
Domestic Furnishings
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton

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