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Object Name Quilt, Bed
Common Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1958.2
Maker McClanahan, Nancy Field
Date ca. 1860
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-85.5 W-65.25 inches
Description This is a "Triple Irish Chain" quilt. The quilt is made of cotton fabric, and it has a white background with red and white "chains" crossing throughout the quilt. The chains are made out of red and white one-inch squares. The rows of chains are separated by a white background field. The quilting is in rows less that 3/8" apart. The quilt has a triple red stripe border with each red stripe (1 1/4" wide) separated by a white stripe that is one inch wide. There is a red binding tape and a white cotton backing fabric. There is a very thin layer of batting--if there is any batting at all. Pencil marks are visible behind the quilting.
Notes This quilt was cut, pieced, and quilted by Nancy Field McClanahan (1824-1902) wife of Minor McClanahan of Berlin, Bracken County, Kentucky and daughter of Charles and Nancy Elliott Field of Fairquirer County, Va.
Collection Kathleen McClanahan Carter Collection
People McClanahan, Nancy Field
Subjects Quilting
Textile art
Domestic life
Women domestics
Search Terms Quilt patterns
Bracken County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS