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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 35
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern: Baptist Church Mission Band Signature Quilt

Fabrics: Red solid and white solid

Backing Fabrics: White solid (feels like sheeting)

Size Blocks: 8" blocks, small squares are 1/8"

Set: 16-patch blocks set on point in a streak of lightening settin, blocks overlapping by 1 small square. 6 columns separated by triangles

Technique: Hand-sewn and hand-quilted. Inked signatures possibly by 1 person

Batting: presumed cotton

Binding: Back turned to the front, 1/4" wide

Quilting: Small triangles quilted 3/16" away from seam only in red fabric. White zig-zag sashing quilted in zig-zag lines approzimately 1" apart

Provenance: Signature fundraising quilt. The botton of the first column reads: Mission Band, Baptist Church, Organized 1881, Flemington, NJ, 1883, Kate Moore. The quilt has over 600 inked signatures (HCHS has a chart in the library)

Date 1883
People Moore, Kate
Subjects Quilting
Quilts
Textiles
Fund raising
Fundraisers
Search Terms Flemington, NJ