1780-1800 Unfinished Quilt Top

1780-1800 Unfinished Quilt Top

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Description
Unfinished quilt top. Twenty-five blocks (each approximately 11" x 11"); 13 pieced in a star pattern alternating with 12 one-piece printed fabric blocks. A note with quilt top and donor information states the quilt was "one pieced for babies [sic] crib...by the wives of the officials in George Washington's Cabinet." Sewing thread is 2-ply linen; no lining or filling.
Notes on quilt included with donation. "This quilt is reported to be one pieced by the wives of the officials in George Washington's Cabinet. L.G. Adams." Another: "The old old quilt among your mothers things is one pieced for a babies crib by the ladies of George Washington's Cabinet officials. Every piece is American weave and thread home-spun. Sister got it from Elder Query's wife at Benton [Illinois]. It has been handed down from family to family and Mrs. Query having no heirs gave it to your mother whom she loved dearly."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1780 - 1800
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 50 in x 50 in; 127 cm x 127 cm
ID Number
2014.0298.01
catalog number
2014.0298.01
accession number
2014.0298
Credit Line
Gift of Katherine Yoder
subject
Quilting
Presidents
Children
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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