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Name Needlework
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Happy Home Needle Book -

Happy Home Needle Book of 21 assorted silver eye needles and threader. Library copy contains 5 nickel plated rest proof silver eye needles and metallic threader. 8.7 x 12.6 cm. (folded)

Image of Lone Star quilt - Quilt

Lone Star quilt - Quilt

Lone Star quilt with a scalloped border bound in orange and a muslin backing. Textile is hand quilted at 5 stitches per inch in a slanted diamond pattern. Fabrics are solids, stripes, floral, novelty prints, and plaids with yellow, orange, red, and brown the predominant colors.

Image of Henry Clay Presentation Quilt - Quilt

Henry Clay Presentation Quilt - Quilt

Circa 1850 Henry Clay Presentation Quilt consisting of thirty-one celadon, salmon, and buff chintz panels that have been crewel embroidered in pastoral scenes. The focal point is the central panel, a needlework portrait of Senator Henry Clay (1777-1852) that was likely based on an 1842 portrait of the Senator by artist John Neagle. In addition to crewel embroidery, the quilt includes limited applique work in several embroidered blocks and stuffed work in the setting blocks. Oral tradition holds that the Clay's wife made it as a gift for Maria Crittenden (abt 1797-1851), the wife of the senator's political ally, Senator John Jordan Crittenden (1787-1863).

Image of Godey Quilt - Quilt

Godey Quilt - Quilt

The Godey Quilt in champagne colored butychine (cotton sateen) features 15 appliquéd portraits inspired by the fashion plate illustrations featured in nineteenth century ladies' magazines such as "Godey's Lady's Book," "The Delineator," and "Harper's New Monthly Magazine." The maker modeled her figural appliques on printed illustrations that were popular in the Colonial Revival era and were used in newspaper and magazine articles and advertisements, playing and greeting cards, and similar media. Enhanced by the addition of embroidery accents, buttons, and ribbons, the appliqués are framed by a quilting design that included birds, floral bouquets, flowering branches and trellises that were g

Image of Godey Quilt Block - Block, Quilt

Godey Quilt Block - Block, Quilt

Quilt block of a woman holding a parasol that was inspired by the fashion plate illustrations that appeared in "Godey's Ladies Book" and other nineteenth century women's magazines as well as the Colonial Revival illustrations of men and women that appeared in newspapers and magazines and on greeting and playing cards and other printed media during the 1920s and 1930s. This figural appliqué features embroidered accents and ribbon embellishments. Never used, it was affixed to white fabric for use as a pillowcase or cover.

Image of Godey Quilt Block - Block, Quilt

Godey Quilt Block - Block, Quilt

Quilt block of a woman holding a fan and standing in front of a flower box that was inspired by the fashion plate illustrations that appeared in "Godey's Ladies Book" and other nineteenth century women's magazines as well as the Colonial Revival illustrations of men and women that appeared in newspapers and magazines and on greeting and playing cards and other printed media during the 1920s and 1930s. This figural appliqué features embroidered accents and lace and ribbon embellishments. Never used, it was affixed to white fabric for use as a pillowcase or cover.

Image of Godey Quilt Block - Appliqué

Godey Quilt Block - Appliqué

Appliqué portrait of a figure inspired by an illustration in the article, "1840s Fashion," which ran in "Vogue" magazine in July 1930. Embroidery highlights on the bonnet, face, and ermine wrap and stole. The green cotton ground is quilted in a flower and trellis pattern, the batting is cotton, and the backing is muslin. One of several appliqués the maker elected not to use on her Godey Quilt.

Image of Godey Quilt Block - Appliqué

Godey Quilt Block - Appliqué

Quilt block inspired by the fashion plate illustrations that appeared in "Godey's Ladies Book" and other nineteenth century women's magazines as well as the Colonial Revival illustrations of men and women that appeared in newspapers and magazines and on greeting and playing cards and other printed media during the 1920s and 1930s. This figural appliqué includes embroidered accents and ribbon embellishments, and its a green cotton ground is quilted in a flower and trellis pattern. Background is green cotton quilted in a flower and lattice pattern. Batting is probably cotton, backing is muslin.

Image of Godey Kneeler or Door Stop - Kneeler

Godey Kneeler or Door Stop - Kneeler

Wooden kneeler or door stop covered with an appliqué of a couple strolling in front of a hand embroidered wrought iron fence. Quilt block design was inspired by the illustration on a baby congratulations card that mirrored the Colonial Revival era's interest in imagery inspired by the fashion illustrations in nineteenth century ladies' magazines such as "Godey's Ladies Book." Reportedly used in front of the maker's "Shrine to Beauty" in her home.

Image of Flower Baskets Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Flower Baskets Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Appliqué quilt composed of ten baskets of two-toned pink and green flowers and a matching undulating swag and bud border appliquéd onto a pale oyster sateen foundation. Measuring 104.5 x 87.75 inches and quilted in baskets of flowers and feather rosettes, it has the scalloped edge typical of appliqué quilts of this period.

Image of Nine Patch Irish Chain Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Nine Patch Irish Chain Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Circa1930 Nine Patch "Irish Chain" quilt constructed form alternating pink and white pieced Nine Patch blocks and solid white setting blocks. The quilt has a triple border, with Nine Patch blocks in the corners of the middle border and Four Patch blocks in the corners of the inner border. In lieu of a separate binding, the outer border is solid pink and is turned over to attach the top the backing fabric. The textile is hand quilted at approximately 7-8 stitches per inch using outline quilting in the Nine Patch blocks, parallel lines in the setting blocks, and a cross hatch or diamond grid pattern in the borders.

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Sewing stand - Basket, Needlework

Late Victorian sewing stand consisting of a hexagonal, lidded basket attached to a tripod base. The sewing basket is woven from splints that are 0.5" wide woven over ribs that are 0.188" wide. A pale gold 2" wide straw splint or weaver that runs around the sides of the basket and two similar splints that are woven into the lid gives it a two-toned effect. There is a wrapped ring attached to the lid or top, and a small hexagonal-shaped cushion covered in a floral print fabric fits inside of the basket. Nails are used to secure the rattan (?) that wraps around the legs.

Image of Crochet doily - Doily

Crochet doily - Doily

Ecru crochet doily attributed to the donor's grandmother, Matilda Hardin

Image of Carolina Lily quilt - Quilt

Carolina Lily quilt - Quilt

Carolina Lily pattern quilt, ca. 1875, composed of red and green pieced tulips that are appliqued on a white ground. The red fabric is a solid while the green is a print with a small brown figure; the quilt has a muslin backing and a red binding. Individual blocks are set on point with 30 complete blocks, a row of 1/2 tulip blocks on one end, and a row of 3/4 tulip blocks along each side. Complete blocks measure 12 x 12 inches. The quilt is hand quilted with parallel line quilting in the pieced blocks and a checkerboard pattern quilted in the plain setting blocks.

Image of Carolina Lily quilt - Quilt

Carolina Lily quilt - Quilt

Carolina Lily pattern quilt attributed to Mary Virginia Read Stark, 1810-1858? or a Stark family member. Constructed in two panels assembled from the pieces of a larger quilt, the textile consists of piecework and applique Carolina Lily blocks that alternate with plain white setting blocks that are enhanced through the use of stuffed work in various designs that include cornucopia, leaves, baskets, wreaths and flowers. The petals on the lilies are pieced from a red-orange and white print, the leaves from solid green, and the stems from a brown print. The Carolina Lily blocks are quilted in a square cross hatch pattern while the setting blocks are heavily stippled.

Image of Norman's sewing kit - Kit, Needlework

Norman's sewing kit - Kit, Needlework

Promotional sewing repair kit shaped like a thimble or capsule and containing a wooden bobbin. The lid of the capsule is textured to make for easy gripping and removal, and the bobbin holds two spools of thread - one copper and one taupe. Promotional item for Norman's Department Store in Bowling Green, Ky.

Image of Album Wool Quilt - Quilt

Album Wool Quilt - Quilt

Album Wool Quilt. Individual blocks average 17 x 16" but vary in some cases and are embroidered in pink, yellow, green, blue, red, and purple thread. The interior blocks contain more embellishment and embroidery including the names MARTHA G., L.I.G., ELNA, S.G., M.E.G., S.C.G., and SAMUEL G. The block along the viewer's bottom left side reads "1926 S.C.G. ELNA." Hand and machine work as well as limited applique and piecework.

Image of Butterflies quilt - Quilt, Bed

Butterflies quilt - Quilt, Bed

"Butterflies" quilt composed of forty-two 6.5 to 7x7" butterflies appliqued onto 8x8" blocks. The quilt was hand quilted at 5 to 6 stitches per inch; the red and white border measures 1" in width; the sashing measures 2.25"; and the corner blocks between the sashing 2.25x2.25". The quilt was made for the donor's great-granddaughter.

Image of Crochet doily - Doily

Crochet doily - Doily

Ecru crochet doily with ruffled edging

Image of Pillowcase set - Pillowcase

Pillowcase set - Pillowcase

Set of two pillowcases embellished with embroidered, multi-colored floral motifs with blue tatted edging