1850 - 1870 Sarah Young's "Whig's Defeat" Quilt
- Initials “S.A.Y.” are inked on the corner of this pieced and appliqued quilt. According to family information Sarah Ann Young made this quilt and two others as a teenager, probably with the assistance of her mother, Elizabeth Young. The cotton fabrics used to create the “Whig’s Defeat” pattern were home dyed. Between and around the large motifs are appliqued flowers. All of the motifs are appliqued directly to the white cotton ground fabric, not made in blocks. It is quilted, 7 stitches per inch, with outline quilting on the motifs and circles on the white ground.
- Sarah Ann Young was born in Preble Co., Ohio, July 28, 1849 and died in Greenville, Ohio, April 20, 1936. The quilt descended in her brother, John Franklin Young’s, family. It is one of two that were donated to the Museum, the family kept the third quilt.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Young, Sarah Ann
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Warlick
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 79 in x 77 in; 200 cm x 196 cm
- Object Name