1840 - 1860 "Mariner's Compass" Pieced Quilt Block


The 15" "Mariner's Compass" pattern is pieced of red, green and white cottons in a circular frame. Marked in ink: "M.C. McHenry Union Co. Arkansas." Part of a series of blocks intended for a quilt.

Date Made: 1840-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Arkansas, Union

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of Miss G. Ruth McHenry

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E387833.00AAccession Number: 188128Catalog Number: E387833A

Object Name: Quilt BlockOther Terms: Quilt Block; Quilt Squares; Household Textile

Physical Description: thread, cotton (overall material)fabric, cotton (overall material)pieced (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 23 in x 23 in; 58 cm x 58 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bb47-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556272

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