1850 - 1860 Elizabeth Echternoch's "Whig Rose" Pieced and Appliqued Quilt

Description
Family tradition claims that Elizabeth Echternoch was twelve years old when she crafted this pieced and appliqued quilt, a variation of the “Whig Rose” pattern. She lived in Kinzers (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania.
The floral sprigs in the border, leaves, stems and buds are all appliqued. The five large flowers were pieced and then appliqued. Red, blue, and white cottons were effectively used with a red/pink/white printed cotton to create a version of the popular red and green quilts of the time period. A frame for the design is achieved with blue piping inserted between the turned in front and lining of the quilt. Elaborate quilting, 8 – 9 stitches per inch, completes the quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1860
maker
Echternoch, Elizabeth
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 84 in x 82 in; 213.36 cm x 208.28 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
TE*T10046
accession number
142041
catalog number
T10046
subject
Quilts
Textiles
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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 Mr. B. P. Fishburne
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