1800 - 1810 Rachel Woodrow's Whitework Quilt

Description
According to family information, Rachel Woodrow crafted this example of a quilted and stuffed-work bedcover. Outlining the center is a meandering vine with baskets of flowers and vines. This is framed by a band of large quilted and stuffed diamonds. A plain white border of diagonal grid quilting, 9 stitches per inch, completes the counterpane.
Little is known of Rachel Woodrow. Donor information says that she died in 1812 in the area of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, and is buried in that cemetery. The family information claims a relationship to Woodrow Wilson. Rachel’s legacy is a finely executed needlework example of the early 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1800-1810
maker
Woodward, Rachel
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 104 in x 97 in; 264 cm x 246 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
TE*T18281
catalog number
T18281
accession number
1977.0106
subject
Quilting
Textiles
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 Mr. A. W. Molton
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