- A Vermont quilter, Elizabeth Johnson, fashioned this oak themed quilt in the mid-19th century. The 11½-inch blocks are appliqued with flowers and buds and set diagonally with 11½-inch white blocks that are crossed by appliqued bands of rose, green, and pale green. These are framed by a 5½-inch border appliqued with oak leaves. At some point the quilt may have been altered, one side removed and then reset on the cut-down quilt.
- Elizabeth (Betsey) Weeks was born on January 18, 1773 in Vermont. She married James Brown Johnson and they lived in Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont. They had one daughter, Relief (1800-1847). According to family information, Elizabeth died on July 31, 1861. She is buried in the Old Benson Cemetery, Vermont. The donor is Elizabeth’s great, great granddaughter.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Weeks, Elizabeth Betsey
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur John Fraser
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 78 in x 58 in; 198 cm x 147 cm
- Object Name
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