1850 - 1860 Margaret Day's Album Quilt

Description
Forty-nine blocks make up this mid-19th-century example of an album quilt. According to the family information it was made in Washington, D.C., for Margaret Day when she moved to Baltimore, Maryland. The blocks are appliquéd mainly with floral motifs, but there are also a few patriotic blocks with American flags and an eagle. Seven blocks have initials. The quilt is cotton-filled, lined, and quilted.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
thread, cotton (overall material)
fabric, cotton, wool (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 89 in x 84 in; 226 cm x 213 cm
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
TE*T12658
accession number
237129
catalog number
T12658
subject
Quilts
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
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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. Richard Shook

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