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Object Name Quilt, Bed
Title Quilt top
Common Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1985.34.9
Date ca. 1810
Dimensions H-87 W-75.5 inches
Description This hand sewn block pattern quilt is made of wool, cotton and linen. The obverse has a black wool field with large blocks of in reds at the center. It is constructed of non-uniform pieces. At center is a 25 ½ and 22 ½ inch red block formed from two wide pieces of fabric. The fabric is red with a small black star print. On each side of the center block is a long rectangle shaped block of the black wool. At each corner is a seven inch square in the red/black fabric. The next row has a red and brown plaid laid in the same manner as the black rectangles, bordered by a black square in addition to the red square. The border around the design is about 16 inches wide. The reverse is a printed linen fabric with a brown background and stylized flowers. There is no batting and no edging/binding. The two layers are quilted with a plain square pattern with black thread.
Notes The quilt belonged to the donor's family.
Collection David L. Ringo Collection
People Ringo, Alburtis "Burtis"
Ringo, Frances Ann
Subjects Quilting
Search Terms Quilt
Quilt patterns
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS