|Collection||HCHS Quilt Collection|
|Catalog Number||Quilt 17|
Pattern: 7-pointed Compass star with vine border on three sides.
Fabrics: Turkey red prints, 2-process green print, white. All cotton.
Backing: White plain cotton, same throughout.
Size Blocks: 15 (7-point) 12-inch circle Compass star blocks, white background between stars.
Set: Stars set 3x5 with 3 inches between star circles. The stars are not set in blocks but in 2 fabric strips. The left strip is 33 inches wide, the right strip is 16 inches wide.
Border: 16 inch wide on 3 sides only, curving green single fabric vine with 15 different applique floral stems with a couple of Turkey Red fabrics for the flowers.
Binding: White cotton, bias grain, less than a half-inch.
Technique: Hand-pieced, hand-appliqued, and hand-quilted.
Quilting: Border: outline, plus more stems and leaves. Stars: By the piece and have crossed circle in the center. Background: More stems, leaves, and tulips, growing from the sides toward the center.
|Provenance||Made by Kezih Lee Fisher Welsh, ca. 1850 in Fairmount, Tewksbury. Purchased, ca. 1975, by Josephine Miller from Hazel Welsh, widow of Robert E. Welsh, and then donated to HCHS.|
Welsh, Kezih Lee Fisher