1845 - 1860 Patience Ramsey's "Rose Tree" Quilt

Description
Patience Ramsey was 13 years old when she made this complex quilt, according to family information. The twelve “Rose Tree” circles were constructed almost completely in curved piecing with only small appliqued leaves at the tops of the rosebuds. The white circular “blocks” are pieced of several sections (all in the same arrangement). It is quilted (10 stitches per inch) in a diamond pattern.
Patience Ramsey was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in 1832. She married William Gutshall and they had thirteen children. She died in 1880. This quilt and another in the Collection were donated by her granddaughter about 100 years after Patience stitched them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1845-1860
maker
Ramsey, Patience
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 96 in x 80 in; 243 cm x 204 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T13210
accession number
250982
catalog number
T13210
subject
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. F. Morton Leonard
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