1840 - 1860 "LeMoyne Star" Pieced Quilt


The pieces that are used to make the 71 “LeMoyne Star” blocks on this quilt create a useful record. They represent an assortment of fabrics used for ordinary mid-19th century clothes. Brown, tan, grey, and rust-colored fabrics, most twill-woven cotton/wool, were used to piece the blocks. These alternate with 6 ½-inch squares of brown and grey striped cotton/wool fabric. The quilt is lined with a plain-weave, cotton warp/wool weft fabric. Brown carded wool serves as the filling. The quilting pattern consists of parallel diagonal lines 1 ½-inch apart, quilted at 3-4 stitches per inch.

The machine- and hand-woven textile examples might not otherwise have been preserved if not used to craft this quilt.

Date Made: 1840-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: North Carolina

Subject: Quilting

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0167.01Catalog Number: 1979.0167.01Accession Number: 1979.0167

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton/wool (overall material)thread, cotton (overall material)filling, wool (overall material)Measurements: overall: 82 in x 73 in; 209 cm x 185 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c038-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556167

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