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Object Name Quilt
Common Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1980.20.3
Maker Hudson, Jessie Lee Gregory
Date 1892
Material(s) Silk; velvet,
Dimensions H-55.5 W-55 inches
Description This crazy quilt is made up of sixteen blocks that measure approximately 14" x 13" each. Each block is made of various colored pieces of velvet, silk and brocade that have embroidery of different colors along the seams. One corner square has appliqued leaves, a butterfly and a set of embroidered lines and multi-colored intertwined circles. The block to its right has a printed fabric with two women waving goodbye to a ship with the word "adieux" printed underneath them. The end block in that row has an embroidered pink rose. The next row of blocks contains a block that the initials "J.G.H." and "R.N.H." and the date "1892" embroidered on it. There is also an embroidered image of a dog in that same square that appears to have the word "Cristy" embroidered beneath it. The section to the right of that block has an embroidered horse's head and a flower painted on black velvet. The third row has a block with two embroidered flowers and another block with a painted flower on black velvet. The quilt is backed with a burgundy velvet with a gray velvet border. The gray border is about 3 1/2 inches wide.
Notes The quilt was made by Jessie Lee Gregory Hudson in 1892 probably in commemoration of her marriage to Richard Nathaniel Hudson. They married on December 26, 1892. The quilt has the initials J.G.H and R.N.H embroidered on it.

Richard Nathaniel Hudson (born March 29, 1864, Mecklinburg Co., VA) died in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan. 25, 1937. Jessie Lee Gregory (born Sept 1, 1867 at Cloverport, Ky., died Louisville, Ky. Jan 22, 1942) married Richard Hudson on Dec. 26, 1829.
Collection Mrs. Virginia C. Mayne Collection
People Hudson, Richard Nathaniel Hudson
Gregory, Jessie Lee
Hudson, Jessie Lee Gregory
Subjects Quilting
Search Terms Quilt
Quilt patterns
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS