1850 Mary Walcott's Pieced Quilt

Description
Mary L. Walcott constructed this quilt based on the “Wild Goose Chase” pattern using only plain red and polka-dotted red and white cottons. It is quilted at 7-8 stitches/inch using grid and chevron patterns. She made this quilt about the time her son, Charles D. Walcott, was born. In 1907 he became the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1840-1860
maker
Walcott, Mary L.
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 78 in x 75 in; 198 cm x 191 cm
place made
United States: New York, Utica
ID Number
TE*T04592
accession number
69191
catalog number
T04592
subject
Quilts
Textiles
Quilting
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 Charles D. Walcott

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