1850 - 1875 "Harvest Sun" Pieced Quilt

Description (Brief):

Each of the “Harvest Sun” patterned blocks has a “Le Moyne Star” in the center. The placement of the blocks gives the quilt an overall kaleidoscope effect. Fabrics in the quilt include both floral and geometric roller-printed cottons. Simple diagonal and parallel lines were used for the quilting pattern.

Description (Brief)

Probably made in Orange County, N. Y., the quilt was part of a much larger 1930s donation of over 180 textile-related objects. The donation included samplers, needlework tools, baskets, spinning wheels, and embroideries, among other items that are related to textile production in the 19th century.

Date Made: 1850-1875

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

Subject: Quilting


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Daniel Gardner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T06881Accession Number: 115031Catalog Number: T06881

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, cotton (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 110 in x 85 in; 279 cm x 216 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c007-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556301

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