|Collection||HCHS Quilt Collection|
|Catalog Number||Quilt 10|
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
|Provenance||Donor not known.|
Merrell, Lou D.
Merrell, Katarine S.
Raritan Township, NJ