1900 - 1915 Amish "Garden of Eden" Quilt

1900 - 1915 Amish "Garden of Eden" Quilt

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Description
Quilted in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania in the early twentieth century, this is an example of the “Garden of Eden” or “Economy Block” quilt pattern. A center of twenty pieced and plain 20-inch square blocks is framed by a “Chain Square” and two plain borders. Plain-colored cotton and wool fabrics and black quilting thread contribute to its quiet elegance.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
Object Type
quilts
Date made
1900-1915
quilter
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton, wool (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overal material)
Measurements
overall: 74 in x 62 in; 189 cm x 157 cm
ID Number
1985.0029.01
catalog number
1985.0029.01
accession number
1985.0029
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens
subject
Quilting
Amish
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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