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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 2
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern: Roman Cross

Fabrics: Cotton prints from 1873

Backing: Yellow floral print from around 1930

Set: 24 Roman Cross blocks, green, yellow, and pink, with one different block. Set 5x5 with very wide uneven pink sashing.

Border: No border, no outer sashing

Binding: Back to front

Quilting: Lemoyne stars in wide sashing, double overlapping chevrons linking blocks
Provenance Made by Mary Emmans Dilts Sheets. Mary pieced the blocks and her daughter Lillie set it together and her daughter Cora helped quilt it. Lillie dies in 1956 near Oskaloosa, Iowa, and the quilt was given to her niece Catherine Sheets, who donated it to HCHS.
People Sheets, Mary Emmans Dilts
Sheets, Lillie
Subjects Quilts
Search Terms Hunterdon County