1930s - Geneva Jackson Pieced Quilt, Georgia

Description (Brief):

Quilt. Pieced quilt tied together using different color thread--some sections of thread are light blue and others are almost pink. Sewn together are strips of cloth in an array of designs and colors. Some are solid (brown, blue, orange, green, and grays) others are seersucker fabrics. The pattern resembles a traditional "log cabin" style. The back of the quilt is made from a number of different feed sacks. There is an inscription on the back that reads, "Quilted by Geneva Jackson Warrenton, Georgia" and another that reads, "I might not be able to give them much, but I swore they wouldn't be cold." Attached on the end of the blanket corner closest to these inscriptions is a small ringlet encased by a small metallic ring. The ringlet reads, "By Geneva Jackson Warrenton, GA. (see back for quote)" and is attached to a corner of the quilt.

Date Made: 1940s

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Georgia, Warrenton

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0126.16Catalog Number: 2018.0126.16Accession Number: 2018.0126

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: tied (overall technique)pieced (overall technique)Measurements: overall: 66 in x 86 in; 167.64 cm x 218.44 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-abd0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1890512

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