1890 - 1910 Swarey Family's Amish Quilt
- This Amish quilt was in the Swarey family and probably was made by Mrs. Swarey's grandmother, Mrs. Peachy. The Swarey family lived in Allenville, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, where the quilt was made in the late-nineteenth or early-twentieth century.
- Ten inch squares are set diagonally with ten-inch triangles filling in the edges to complete the center portion of this quilt. Nine of the squares are quilted in an 8-pointed star pattern; the other squares are quilted in a grid pattern. Clam-shell quilting is found on the triangles. A quilted leafy vine graces the border on three sides. The quilting is done with black cotton thread; the fabrics are wool/cotton. The quilter deftly uses four major colors and well placed quilted motifs to achieve the bold effect this quilt conveys.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Swarey family
- Mrs. Peachey
- date made
- Physical Description
- fabric, wool/cotton, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 78 in x 73 in; 199 cm x 185 cm
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