1800 - 1825 Nine-patch Pieced Quilt

Description
Two printed cotton fabrics, an indigo and white resist and a brown polka-dot on white, were used to make this version of a "Nine-patch" pieced quilt. Eight-inch pieced blocks alternate with 8-inch printed squares. The original 5-inch border was cut down to 2-inches on three sides and rebound. The quilt is a worn, but well-ordered, geometric example of early 19th century quilt-making.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 110 in x 101 in; 279 cm x 257 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T15384
catalog number
T15384
accession number
293793
subject
Textiles
Quilting
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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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. Joseph B. Tucker
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