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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 5
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern Name: Birds in the Air

Brackman #: 1391

Fabrics: Cotton prints in yellow and red

Backing: Madder all over print

Set: 56 blcoks set square with extra half-square triangles as border on two sides

Border: Part of block plus extra rows of 1/2 square

Batting: Presumed cotton

Quilting: by the piece
Provenance Made in Hunterdon County by Mary DeMott Sheets, wife of William H. Sheets, for her granddaughter Mary "Mamie" Sheets (1868-1876), the daughter of William Sheets and Mary Emmans. When Mamie died at age 8 the quilt was given to her sister Lillie Sheets. When Lillie dies in 1956 near Oskaloosa, Iowa, it went to her niece Catherine Sheets, who donated it to HCHS.
People Sheets, Mary DeMott
Sheets, Mary
Subjects Quilts
Search Terms Hunterdon County