1850 - 1870 Patience Ramsey's Pieced Quilt
- Patience Ramsey pieced this quilt with four-pointed stars set with white diamonds, a pattern published in Godey’s Lady’s Book in March 1851. Although no name was given to the design in the magazine, in recent times it is known as “Job’s Troubles.” The roller-printed cottons used for the quilt date from the 1850s.
- 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: 93 in x 85 in; 237 cm x 217 cm
- Object Name