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  • Cigar Silk Ribbon Quilt Top [Object]

    Cigar silk ribbons have been foundation-pieced to a backing fabric, in the same manner as Log Cabin quilts. The seams have been decorated with feather embroidery stitches – an embellishment...

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  • Mary Youngs’ Candlewick Coverlet [Object]

    All-white candlewick coverlets are so-called because the twisted thread used to decorate the surface is similar to that used for wicks in candles. They were made primarily for decoration rather...

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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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  • 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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  • Crazy Patchwork Portière [Object]

    One of a pair of curtains made from Crazy patchwork in silk, velvet, ribbon, and brocaded silk. Silk embroidery stitches cover the seams and add embellishment. Some of the animals...

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  • Crazy Fan Quilt [Object]

    Pieced from silk and velvet scraps, twenty-five Crazy patchwork and Fan blocks (11 in square) make up this sofa throw. As well as having heavy embroidery along the seams, several...

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  • Family Tree Quilt [Object]

    This interesting quilt is constructed from randomly shaped patches of silk and velvet fabric. The quilt maker, Hanna Pusey, has covered the seams of the crazy blocks with embroidery stitches....

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  • Fan Quilt [Object]

    Fan quilts were popular during the late nineteenth century; they provided the perfect way to showcase beautiful silk fabrics and embroidery skills. The fans in these 84 blocks have been...

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  • Hannah Taylor Sampler [Object]

    Samplers were made by young girls learning to sew different embroidery stitches. Proud parents would display them in the parlour to show that they were wealthy enough to send their...

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