1835 - 1845 Ruth Croswell's Quilted Potholder


This circular quilted potholder bears the inked inscription: “by an old woman aged 86 for Miss Sheldon from Ruth Croswell.” One side is pieced in a LeMoyne Star pattern the other side has an inked Biblical inscription: “The Lord will not cast off forever But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men but the Lord chastens us that we may be partakers of this holiness wherefore lift up the hands that hang down and turn again unto the Lord who will have mercy upon us. . .” It is bound with woven striped cotton tape and has a small brass ring hanger. No further information was provided with this donation of a charming use of quilting for a simple household item.

Date Made: 1835-1845

Maker: Coswell, Ruth

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Mrs. Eugene Sugg

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T08359Accession Number: 154835Catalog Number: T08359

Object Name: potholder, quilted

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)thread, unknown (overall material)filling, unknown (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 in; 18 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c4ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556336

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