1845 - 1860 Patience Ramsey's "Rose Tree" Quilt
- Patience Ramsey was 13 years old when she made this complex quilt, according to family information. The twelve “Rose Tree” circles were constructed almost completely in curved piecing with only small appliqued leaves at the tops of the rosebuds. The white circular “blocks” are pieced of several sections (all in the same arrangement). It is quilted (10 stitches per inch) in a diamond pattern.
- Patience Ramsey was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in 1832. She married William Gutshall and they had thirteen children. She died in 1880. This quilt and another in the Collection were donated by her granddaughter about 100 years after Patience stitched them.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Ramsey, Patience
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. F. Morton Leonard
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 96 in x 80 in; 243 cm x 204 cm
- Object Name