|Collection||HCHS Quilt Collection|
|Catalog Number||Quilt 16|
Pattern: Chimney Sweep or Grandmother's Pride. One of the most popular pieced pattern for signaure quilts in the mid-1800s. Indelible ink was invented around 1840 and after autograph books and signature quilts became popular. The signature on this quilt, however, were not written in indelible ink and have faded a bit.
Fabrics: Cotton prints, pink, red, brown, blue, and white.
Backing: Different fabrics
Set: 7 blocks by 7 blocks with pink striped sashing
Border: border of sashing fabrics, wider than sashing
Binding: straight grain
Batting: Presumed cotton
Quilting: Hand-quilted straight lines, outline
|Provenance||Center block says, "Amy C. Hampton, Quakertown, New Jersey".|
Hampton, Amy C.