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Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1983.5
Date 1904
Material(s) Silk/Cotton/Velvet/Satin
Dimensions H-84 W-63 inches
Description This quilt is laid out in a counterpane pattern with 1 ¾ inch counterpanes in black polished cotton. On the counterpane in the upper right corner is an inscription embroidered in yellow thread that reads "W.H. K. '04."The counterpanes form 12 large squares (roughly 18" x 18") with three squares across and four down. Each square has different fabrics in a different pattern. The patterns include a stylized log cabin, fan, and crazy quilt. The square third row, first column has unfinished embroidery over the seams of the rectangular quilt pieces. The square third row, second column is split in quarters with two opposing quarters with a black and white fan pattern and the lower left corner embellished with a black tie with yellow embroidery "Nordd. Lloyd [symbol of anchor with key] D. KÖnigin Luise." There are two more anchors on lower ribbon tails. The square fourth row, second column has a purple silk ribbon inscribed with a short saying or poem titled "MY WISH." The quilt has a red polished cotton backing. There is a thin layer of batting. The edge is finished in a 1 ¼ inch ruffle of the black material used in the counterpanes. There are no quilting stitches across this quilt.
Notes The quilt is believed to have belonged to Mamie Copeland. It was apparently inherited by her daughter Margaret Copeland Riddle, wife of Ross Riddle of Fern Creek Kentucky. The quilt was donated to the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society by Ron Rader in 1982. The KHQS donated the quilt to KHS in 1983.

The KÖnigin Luise was a ship built in 1896 by the Norddeutscher Loyd company from Bremen, Germany. The ship was a "Barbarossa" steamer and was lunched at the shipyard of the Vulcan Co. (the builder) in Bremen.
Collection Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Collection
People Copeland, Mamie
Subjects Quilting
Search Terms Quilt
Quilt patterns
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS