1850 - 1875 Corwin Family's Pieced and Appliqued Quilt

Description
Forty-two 8¾-inch blocks of pieced baskets with appliqued handles are set diagonally with 8¾-inch squares of roller printed cottons. These are framed with three 1½-inch borders. The squares, one of the borders, and the binding are all the same small floral, roller-printed cotton. A squared spiral pattern (6 stitches per inch) was used for the quilting.
The quilt was in the Corwin family of Middle Hope, New York. Mother, Rachel Burr, and daughter, Celia, both have other needlework examples in the Collection.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 97 in x 84 in; 246 cm x 213 cm
place made
United States: New York, Middle Hope
ID Number
TE*T06882
accession number
115031
catalog number
T06882
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 Mrs. Daniel Gardner

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