1835 - 1845 Ruth Croswell's Quilted Potholder

Description
This circular quilted potholder bears the inked inscription: “by an old woman aged 86 for Miss Sheldon from Ruth Croswell.” One side is pieced in a LeMoyne Star pattern the other side has an inked Biblical inscription: “The Lord will not cast off forever But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men but the Lord chastens us that we may be partakers of this holiness wherefore lift up the hands that hang down and turn again unto the Lord who will have mercy upon us. . .” It is bound with woven striped cotton tape and has a small brass ring hanger. No further information was provided with this donation of a charming use of quilting for a simple household item.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1835-1845
maker
Coswell, Ruth
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, unknown (overall material)
filling, unknown (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in; 18 cm
ID Number
TE.T08359
accession number
154835
catalog number
T08359
Credit Line
Mrs. Eugene Sugg
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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