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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 10
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern: Like Penny Square. Many designs with full and partial names included. 273 names total.

Provenance: Embroidered on back "Quilt made 1895-96 to raise funds to start library at Vorhees Corner School, Raritan Township, Hunterdon Co NJ. Ten dollars came from the neighborhood at five cents a name and ten dollars from sale of quilt at auction. The twenty was matched by the State and the forty dollars thus raised started the library. Lou D. Merrell was the teacher. Names were written by her mother, Mrs. Jesse Merrell. Signed Katarine S. Merrell.".

Fabrics: Cotton muslin

Backing: White cotton

Size Blocks: Approximately 10.5" square

Set: Square, 7 x 8 blocks

Border: No border

Binding: Bias grain, red cotton

Technique: Hand-embroidered, hand-pieced, and hand-quilted

Batting: Presumed cotton

Quilting: Outline

Provenance Donor not known.
People Merrell, Lou D.
Merrell, Katarine S.
Subjects Quilts
Fund raisers
Search Terms Raritan Township, NJ