1890 - 1920 Red and White Appliqued Quilt

Description
The central panel of red and white squares is the focus of this quilt. Thirty red squares are appliqued with white flowers, birds, and butterflies; 20 different motifs. The red and white squares are framed by a six-inch red strip with appliqued white leaves and crosses. According to the donor the center panel of this quilt was done in the late-18th-early-19th century and about 1920 the outer borders of red and white were added and the entire piece quilted. Four corner squares, red with white applique, complete the overall design. The quilting pattern consists of outline, feathered vine, and grid quilting, 9 stitches per inch. A few quilted motifs; hearts, birds, stars, leaves and animals further embellish the quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1890-1920
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric; cotton (overall material)
thread; cotton (overall material)
filling; cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 93 in x 78 in; 236 cm x 198 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T15696
catalog number
T15696
accession number
296398
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 Mrs. Joseph E. Bastion
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