1800 - 1810 New England Wool Quilt

Description
This quilt is composed of ten-inch squares of plain-colored woolen fabrics. Many are made of several pieces of fabric stitched together. The lining is initialed “H.D.” and has a very blurry oval stamp, from the U.S. Sanitary Commission. It is quilted with horizontal and vertical lines, 1 inch apart, 6 stitches/inch.
The quilt was cut down and covered in 1864 by a pieced cotton top made in Amherst, Massachusetts. The top contains many, mainly religious, inscriptions. (TE*T14021.00B) The top was at one time quilted to this older quilt, and the finished product was sent to a Union army hospital during the Civil War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1800-1810
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, wool, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton,silk (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 89 in x 60 in; 226 cm x 152 cm
place made
United States: New England
ID Number
TE*T14021.00A
accession number
272176
catalog number
T14021A
subject
Quilts
Civil War
Quilting
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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