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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 25
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern Name: Square in a Square, Framed Square, arranged on point with sashing

Date: Dated June 5, 1843, the first anniversery of Myra and Martin Coryell's wedding

Design: New Jersey quiltmakers were enthusiatic participants in the friendship quilt fad which became popular in the 1840s. This is a local example with many visible stamps and signatures from the prominent Lambert and Coryell families. The town of Lambertville was formerly known as Coryell's Ferry. Martin Coryell was the engineer for the construction of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. He later moved to Williamsport, PA and this quilt may have been made as a parting gift for one of the family members.

Fabrics: 61 blocks using 35 different early printed cottons and cotton chintzes, retaining glaze

Size Blocks: 9.5" square

Set: 61 blocks, set on point 6x6, all blocks bordered by sashing

Border: Half square and quarter square triangles of the same red and green large check

Binding: Bias grain

Technique: Hand-pieced, hand-quilted, 27 signatures inked and stamped

Batting: Presumed cotton

Quilting: Straight, by the piece outline

Date 1843
Provenance Donated in 1969 by Camille Erismann Bryan, a Coryell descendent of 4 of the signers. Mrs. Bryan was the great-granddaughter of Hannah Lambert and Cornelius Coryell. a grandniece of Elizabeth Mellick and a granddaughter of Myra and Martin Coryell.
Subjects Quilting
Search Terms Lambertville, NJ