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Object Name Quilt, Bed
Catalog Number 1939.429
Maker The Ladies of Episcopal Church
Date ca. 1860
Material(s) Silk
Dimensions H-80.25 W-61.5 inches
Description This quilt is a variation of a honeycomb mosaic. It is a tie quilt with a single stitch. It is comprised of hexagonal pieces of silk pieced together in a rainbow tile pattern with a diamond field. It is constructed of hexagonal pieces of silk with multi-colored center tiles. The inner most tiles of each diamond consist of four cream pieces each embroidered with a white daisy. These center floral tiles are surrounded by red silk tiles. The diamonds are outlined with black or dark brown tiles. The multicolored pieces are in green, blue, brown, and purple. The tiles that divide each diamond are cream. The binding is cream silk. The backing is made two different kinds of silk. The border silk on the back is light pink with thin white lines that crisscross, and the rest of the backing is white silk with dark blue stripes. There is a thin layer of batting between the front and the back. The piece is not quilted. The layers are tied together with dark thread by small loops where the hexagons meet.
Notes This quilt was made by the ladies of the Episcopal Church in Frankfort and raffled for the benefit of yellow fever sufferers. A Mr. Kendall won the quilt and he gave it to his daughter as a wedding gift. The daughter, Mrs. Blanche Green of Frankfort, KY, was the donor.
Collection Blanche Green Collection
Event American Civil War
People Episcopal Church, Frankfort, KY
Subjects Beds
House work
Civil wars
Yellow fever
Search Terms Frankfort (Ky.)
Franklin County (Ky.)
Quilt patterns
Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS