1800 - 1810 New England Wool Quilt
- This quilt is composed of ten-inch squares of plain-colored woolen fabrics. Many are made of several pieces of fabric stitched together. The lining is initialed “H.D.” and has a very blurry oval stamp, from the U.S. Sanitary Commission. It is quilted with horizontal and vertical lines, 1 inch apart, 6 stitches/inch.
- The quilt was cut down and covered in 1864 by a pieced cotton top made in Amherst, Massachusetts. The top contains many, mainly religious, inscriptions. (TE*T14021.00B) The top was at one time quilted to this older quilt, and the finished product was sent to a Union army hospital during the Civil War.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Physical Description
- fabric, wool, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton,silk (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 89 in x 60 in; 226 cm x 152 cm
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