1880 - 1900 Pieced Quilt Top; Kansas

1880 - 1900 Pieced Quilt Top; Kansas

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Description (Brief)
Pieced quilt top made up of Ninety blocks, (10 rows, 9 blocks per row); blocks are composed of small squares (1” approx.) and large and small triangles, 36 pieces in each block/square. Pieces most probably made from cottons produced in the 19th century New England textile mills. Includes many different small-patterned printed dress and shirting cottons, including in colorways associated with mourning prints (grays, purples, and black with white), with browns and blues, and irregular additions of reds and pinks. Maker unknown, but the quilt was passed down in a family in Topeka, Kansas.
Object Name
quilt top
date made
1880 - 1900
place made
United States: Kansas, Topeka
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
overall: 76 in x 66 in; 193 cm x 168 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Clara Wilbur
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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