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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 3
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern: Nine Patch

Date: Blocks from 1873. The set, backing, and quilting are from around 1930.

Fabrics: 128 cotton prints

Backing: Brown and white seersucker

Set: 31 nine-patch blocks set in alternate with pink 1930's floral print

Border: Outer sashing forms border

Quilting: Hand-quilted in squares, following design of 9-patches
Provenance Made by Mary Emmans Dilts Sheets. Mary pieced the blocks and her daughter Lillie set it together and her daughter Cora helped quilt it. Lillie died in 1956 near Oskaloosa, Iowa, and the quilt was given to her niece Catherine Sheets, who donated it to HCHS.
People Sheets, Mary Emmans Dilts
Sheets, Lillie
Sheets, Cora
Subjects Quilts
Textiles
Search Terms Hunterdon County