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1918 Nellie Bowman's Crazy-patch Parlor Throw

1918 Nellie Bowman's Crazy-patch Parlor Throw

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Description (Brief)
Crazy-patch Parlor/slumber throw. Forty-two 11-inch square blocks pieced in the crazy-patch pattern. Each block has an embroidered name. Several surnames repeat. Two central blocks embroidered “NELLIE BOWMAN TEACHER” and “HARRISON CENTER SCHOOL 1918”. The school is located in Elkhart Co., Indiana. Lined with a floral cotton. The quilt is tied, 9 - 11 ties per block.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1918
maker
Bowman, Nellie
quilter
Bowman, Nellie
place made
United States: Indiana, Elkhart
Physical Description
fabric, cotton, silk, wool, velvet (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 79 in x 68 in; 201 cm x 173 cm
ID Number
2014.0244.103
accession number
2014.0244
catalog number
2014.0244.103
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
subject
Quilting
School
Education
Education
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Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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