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  • The Colonel’s Lady Quilt [Object]

    White Whole-Cloth quilt with stuffed design. Central medallion contains Lady Liberty under the outstretched wings of the emblematic eagle, with seventeen stars above. Close quilted diamonds fill the space between...

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  • Bridal Chest Quilt [Object]

    Pieced nine-patch blocks alternate with half-square triangles to create the effect of extended diagonal stripes. The Nine-Patch blocks (3" square) are pieced from over one hundred printed cottons (glazed...

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  • New England Gentleman [Object]

    Among the most celebrated of American folk painters, John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854) was his own greatest creation. The son of a prominent doctor in Hampton, Connecticut, Brewster was born profoundly...

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  • Nine-Patch Strip Quilt [Object]

    Six columns (7½ in wide) of floral chintz alternate with five bands of Nine-Patch blocks (7 in square). Each of these blocks is set on point within triangles of blue...

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  • Lion and Beavers Hooked Rug [Object]

    The presence of beavers in the pattern of this rug denotes Canadian influence as does the variety of fabrics used. The animals and flowers, however, are hooked in a raised...

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  • Sawtooth Quilt [Object]

    Quilt top made of white homespun with a sawtooth pattern of printed English cotton. The large pattern is repeated in miniature in the centre. The border is hand-quilted with a...

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  • Chalice Quilt [Object]

    Thirty white blocks with applique motif representing a chalice alternate with solid red blocks. The backing is made of three pieces of red and white striped cotton machined together,...

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  • Vase Candlewick Coverlet [Object]

    This all-white coverlet has been made from three pieces of homespun twill cotton that have been sewn together to achieve the desired width. Restrictions on the size of home looms...

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  • Nine Snowballs Woven Coverlet [Object]

    This popular geometric pattern is known as Nine Snowballs. The use of bright green and its complementary colour, red, lend a cheery air to the design. The wool weft has...

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  • Star Candlewick Spread [Object]

    The design and even nature of the pattern on this coverlet suggest that it may have been professionally woven. The pattern is very similar to those that were made in...

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