16 blocks of hand appliqued red flowers with printed centers and green leaves; borders are scrolling foliage with appliqued and embroidered birds and flowers; white backing

Rose of Sharon quilt, c. 1850

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Quilts such as this Rose of Sharon pattern with a fruit and bird border were often made to celebrate special occasions such as a wedding and were given as a gift or were part of a dowry. In general, they did not serve as an everyday bed cover but were displayed on holidays and for other celebrations.

It is possible that this quilt was made in upstate New York as that is where the donor's grandfather served as a Presbyterian minister.

Details
Title
Rose of Sharon quilt
Role
Artist
Dimension
L.78-7/8 x W.78-7/8 in.
Accession Number
2000.260
Curator Approved

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16 blocks of hand appliqued red flowers with printed centers and green leaves; borders are scrolling foliage with appliqued and embroidered birds and flowers; white backing