Album quilt

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1846-1885

GUSN

GUSN-32664

Description

25 block album quilt with central compass rose, both quilted and tufted. Center of each block signed at center in ink. Textiles used are mostly dress fabrics from 1840s and 50s. Cream sashing between each block. Blue border applied around all four sides.

Details

Descriptive Terms

album quilts
calico
stitching
machine sewing (technique)
piecing
printing (process)
rolling up
silk (textile)
tacking
albums
birthdays
floral patterns
geometric patterns
religions (concept)
snowflakes
Needlework
Quilt
Calico
Silk
Tacked
Hand Stitched
Pieced
Machine Sewn
Transfer Printed
Floral
Geometric
Album
Compass
Religion
Birthday
Snowflake
Quilt

Inscription

Ink pen and stamped in center of blocks: [see list of twenty-two names and inspriptions in file.]

Pattern

Snowflake

Maker

Abbott, Susanna (Jaquith), 1797-1896 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Bedford, MA, USA

Dimensions

70.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Edgar J. Rollins

Accession Number

1929.434

Reference Notes

Brackman, B.. Clues in the Calico. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)