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1840 - 1860 Katherine Noyes' Quilted Counterpane

1840 - 1860 Katherine Noyes' Quilted Counterpane

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Katherine Haswell Noyes quilted this mid-19th century counterpane in Vermont. It has a large quilted circle at center outlined by curving, round-ended leaves. The same leaves are used for the quilted border. The entire background is quilted in a diagonal grid with widely-scattered leaves. It has a cotton lining and filling. All motifs are outlined in quilting; the background is filled with a 5/8-inch diagonal grid. It is quilted, 10 stitches per inch. The binding is a cotton tape, folded over edge, and sewn with a running stitch.
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Object Name
date made
Noyes, Katherine Haswell
place made
United States: Vermont, Burlington
Physical Description
thread, cotton (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
overall: 84 in x 84; 213 cm x 213 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Misses Mary and Katherine Noyes
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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