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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 16
Object Name Quilt
Description 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

Technique: Hand-piecing

Batting: Presumed cotton

Quilting: Hand-quilted straight lines, outline


Date 1848
Provenance Center block says, "Amy C. Hampton, Quakertown, New Jersey".
People Hampton, Amy C.
Subjects Quilting
Quilts
Textiles
Search Terms Quakertown, NJ