Susan Ann Camp Coe, great-grandmother of the donor, constructed this mid-19th century white-work quilted counterpane. The center, a six-pointed star is framed by a scalloped circle surrounded by floral motifs and a flowering vine arranged in scallops. Another flowering vine is arranged in reverse scallops. Bunches of grapes and leaves adorn the border. All floral motifs and scallops are quilted, with the background quilted in a diagonal grid pattern. The quilting is 6-7 stitches per inch. A straight strip of white cotton is seamed to the front and whipped to the lining for the binding.

Date Made: 1840-18601840-1850

Maker: Coe, Susan Ann Camp

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Norwalk

Subject: Quilting

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Credit Line: Mrs. Thomas H. Dawson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T07451Accession Number: 131349Catalog Number: T07451

Object Name: Quilt

Physical Description: thread, cotton (overall material)fabric, cotton (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 92 in x 84 in; 234 cm x 213 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bc0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556318

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