1853 Louise Zotti's "C. A. C. Quilt"

Description
This patriotic quilt in red and green was the inspiration for Edith Magnette’s watercolor (Plate 227) that was part of the Index of American Design project (1935-1942). Edith Magnette rendered over 50 items for the Index , many of them textile-related.
The quilt was originally owned by Mrs. Charles Gramm and made by her grandmother. It was lent to the project by Louise Zotti, and donated by her to the National Museum of American History.
The central eagle motif, surrounded by 8-pointed stars, is typical of patriotic symbols of the mid-19th century. The blocks on the border are in the “Oak Leaf and Reel” pattern, also typical of the period.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1853
maker
unknown
Physical Description
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 86 in x 84 in; 219 cm x 213 cm
place made
United States: Virginia
ID Number
TE*T16386
accession number
303433
catalog number
T16386
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. Frank Zotti
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