1780 - 1820 Wool Quilt
- This green wool quilt, crafted in the late 18th-early 19th century has a lovely quilted motif of a large tree with flowers and branches stitched in feathered arcs reaching from the bottom edge of the quilt almost to the top. The tree is flanked by two long curving feathered vines and framed by bands of feathered quilting on the edges. Background quilting of parallel lines sets off the motif. Quilting is 6 stitches per inch.
- Plain-weave green wool is used for the top, yellow plain-weave wool for the lining. The filling is wool as is both the sewing and quilting threads. This Massachusetts quilt by an unknown maker is a beautiful example of whole cloth wool quilting.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Physical Description
- fabric, wool (overall material)
- thread, wool (overall material)
- filling, wool (overall material)
- overall: 98 in x 97 in; 249 cm x 246 cm
- Object Name
- Other Terms
- quilt; Household Textile