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  • Crazy Patchwork Pennants [Object]

    This fun quilt top has been pieced from wool felt university pennants. Feather stitching decorates the edges of each flag. Given the rather stiff nature of these pennants, it is...

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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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  • Daffodil Dress and Underskirt [Object]

    A beige silk dress, lined with yellow silk satin and yellow underskirt. The dress is hand embroidered with daffodils. Small glass beads form the centre of the flowers. The gown...

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  • Martha Washington doll [Object]

    This small doll, dressed and styled to look like Martha Washington, was probably made during the Colonial Revival. This movement – that began in 1876 – saw Americans trying to...

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  • Satin cape [Object]

    Cream silk satin cape made for Beatrice Benjamin Cartwright for her presentation at the Court of St. James in 1924. Strict rules governed the colour and shape of these court...

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  • Wool Appliqué Quilt [Object]

    Heavy quilt pieced with narrow strips of blue wool, which slightly overlap and thus create a ribbed effect. Flowers, birds and other motifs have been appliquéd in wool, with embroidery...

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  • Redwork Quilt Top [Object]

    Quilt top only. Over a hundred blocks of natural cotton, embroidered in red with scenes of everyday life and objects. Each block (6½ in wide) is joined with red sashing....

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  • Miss Porter’s Quilt [Object]

    Pieced blocks (4 ½" wide) with small eight-pointed stars alternate with plain white or patterned brown squares. Some of the plain squares and stars are decorated with embroidery. An...

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  • Rose of Sharon Quilt [Object]

    Twelve appliquéd green and red Rose of Sharon blocks on white background. Wide appliquéd border of green leaves and flowers in vases. The flowers have been stuffed to enhance the...

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  • Hooked bed rug (fragment) [Object]

    This beautiful and bright needlework panel is one of two pieces in the collection that have been cut from the same larger textile. They have been identified as being part...

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