1850 - 1858 Sarah Neil Pendleton's Appliqued Crib Counterpane

Description
According to family tradition, Sarah Pendleton appliqued this crib cover in the 1850s. The motifs, both block-printed and roller-printed, are mainly floral with one bird. A herringbone stitch was used to attach the motifs. A plain white cotton fabric was used for the lining. A 5 ½-inch machine embroidered mesh and ball fringe completes the counterpane.
Sarah E. Neil was born at Belize, Louisiana, May 21, 1837. The daughter of William and Ellen Neil. She married William E. Pendleton (1824-1901) on December 8, 1856. They had seven children, but only three attained adulthood. Sarah died December 5, 1898.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1858
maker
Pendleton, Sarah E.
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 54 in x 35 in; 137 cm x 89 cm
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
ID Number
TE*T16839.000
catalog number
T16839.000
accession number
306524
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Children
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. Pendleton E. Lehde
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