1850 - 1860 Margaret Day's Album Quilt


Forty-nine blocks make up this mid-19th-century example of an album quilt. According to the family information it was made in Washington, D.C., for Margaret Day when she moved to Baltimore, Maryland. The blocks are appliqu├ęd mainly with floral motifs, but there are also a few patriotic blocks with American flags and an eagle. Seven blocks have initials. The quilt is cotton-filled, lined, and quilted.

Date Made: 1850-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Shook

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T12658Accession Number: 237129Catalog Number: T12658

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: thread, cotton (overall material)fabric, cotton, wool (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 89 in x 84 in; 226 cm x 213 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-b8c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556389

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