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Quilt Show -

Advertisement for Ohio Valley Heritage Quilters 2nd Annual Quilt Show and Sale at Mason County High School in Maysville, KY 8 x 10 inches.

Image of Franklin County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey     - Massek, Sue

Franklin County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey - Massek, Sue

This collection was created as part of a cultural planning grant from the Kentucky Folklife Program to finish Franklin County, Kentucky's cultural planning and implementation process.

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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.

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Nine Patch Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Nine Patch Irish Chain quilt constructed from small floral and calico prints.

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Tumbling Blocks (Cross Variation) Quilt - Quilt

Quilt pieced in a variation of the Tumbling Blocks pattern that uses six-sided hexagons and diamond-shaped pieces to create cross and hourglass-shaped figures that float on a blue background or field. The quilting design includes outline quilting that frames the hexagonal pieces and double parallel lines that form diamonds in the background or field. The latter also includes two quilted leaves or stars in each corner. The fabrics used in the quilt include cotton, wool, silk and mohair fibers, and the edges of this textile are bound in black. The quilt is attributed to Margaret (Younglove) Calvert, the grandmother of Eliza "Lida" Calvert Obenchain, 1856-1935, who wrote "Aunt Jane of Kent

Image of Porter Family Civil War Memorial Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Porter Family Civil War Memorial Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Six pointed star quilt composed of hexagonal blocks which are pieced from silk and velvet fabrics and hand quilted at 12 to 14 stitches per inch in a diamond grid pattern. While the batting is cotton, the foundation is pieced from panels of varying widths and lengths, and the backing is a black and white checked silk fabric. The following names are embroidered into the pieces within the central medallion-effect hexagon block: Black center hexagon: "Vic W. J. A. D. 1866. Red velvet hexagons central (clockwise): Cpt. Gillum Gen. Price Basil Duke Lt. Walker Col. Terry Lt. J. Hines Black velvet hexagons (clockwise): Da? Stonewall. Lee. ?G.T.B. Stewart. Buckner. Morgan.

Image of Doves at the Window/Turkey Tracks quilt - Quilt, Bed

Doves at the Window/Turkey Tracks quilt - Quilt, Bed

Dove in the Window or Turkey Tracks pattern quilt, circa. 1820.

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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).

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Quadruple Irish Chain Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Quadruple Irish Chain Quilt constructed from squares that measure 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches after piecing. The white areas between the "chains" measure 12.5 x 12.5 inches when measured from side to side but measure 17" when the measurement is taken from the "points." The textile was hand quilted at seven stitches per inch using outline quilting, cross hatching, and half diamonds. While the outside border measures between 2.75 and 3 inches in width, the inner border is 2 inches in width.

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Cheater Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Cheater quilt made from fabric constructed from three and one-half panels of 22" wide fabric that was printed in motifs that include 24 point stars, 8 blade pinwheels, and geometric shapes including diamonds and squares, checks, plaids, and floral designs. It was hand quilted at five stitches per inch in black thread in a design that follows the outline of the printed motifs. The maker stitched the quilt top and backing stitched face to face along one end and then turned them inside out, and inserted batting between them. She then brought the edge of the backing to the front along three sides, turned it over and under and stitched it down to make a binding. This quilt was reportedly ma

Image of Multi-patch pattern quilt - Quilt, Bed

Multi-patch pattern quilt - Quilt, Bed

Multi-patch pattern quilt that was machine pieced but was hand quilted at 8 stitches per inch in cream thread in an outline quilting pattern. Rather than attaching a binding, the quiltmaker turned the red backing up, over, and under and machine stitched it in place.

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Derby Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Pieced "Derby" quilt possibly made in a variation of the Eight Point Snowflake or Colonial Garden pattern. The blocks are organized into rows separated by octagonal shaped pieces. The muslin back is turned over in lieu of a binding, and the textile is hand quilted at approximately 6 stitches per inch using outline quilting. More than 15 fabrics in the quilt may have come from fabric scraps from the Union Underwear Plan in Bowling Green and include solids, floral prints, plaids, polka dots, novelty prints, checks, and stripes. The Union Underwear Plant was referred to locally as the Derby.

Image of Zourie Owens quilt - Quilt, Bed

Zourie Owens quilt - Quilt, Bed

Owens family quilt containing the names: Joseph and Zourie, Hollie, Liddie, Willie, Elmer Owens on white ground with pink flying geese border. Hand pieced and hand quilted in sets of double parallel lines and straight line quilting at five stitched per inch. White muslin backing is folded over and under to create the binding and was applied by hand.

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Funerary Ribbon Quilt Top - Quilt

Striped, multi-colored quilt top machine pieced from acetate ribbons used in funerary floral arrangements. While the primary colors for the solid ribbons are pink, lavender, yellow, red, green, white, salmon, and gold, the patterned ribbons feature a bronze-on bronze diamond texture, a red-on-red wave texture, and flocked butterflies and ferns on a pink ground. The narrow stripes are 2" wide, and the wide stripes are 3.25" wide. The unquilted top is backed with untied cream cotton muslin. This textile was pieced by Roxie Bell Hall Hale (1890-1980), from ribbons used in the floral arrangements displayed at the funeral of her husband Sherman Magnus Hale (1884-1965).

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Delectable Mountains Variation pattern quilt - Quilt

Delectable Mountains Variation pattern quilt. Pieced by hand and hand quilted at approximately eight stitches per inch in parallel and crosshatch design. Predominant colors are white/off-white, red, and tan in prints and solid fabrics. It has a white binding and cotton batting.

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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.

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Honeymoon Cottage - Quilt

Honeymoon Cottage pattern quilt has 20 repeated blocks on the top. white sashing and red cornerstone blocks. Machine pieced and hand quilted using white thread. The quilting design includes half circles along the border, pumpkin seed design in the cornerstone blocks, and blocks that are quilt in the ditch. A thin batting is present, and the red bias binding was applied by machine to the back and handsewn to the front.

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Log Cabin Quilt (Hexagonal Variation), circa 1910. - Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt (Pineapple Variation) Quilt made circa 1910. Pieced by hand, the quilt uses velvet scraps whose predominant colors are black, rust, peach, green, and yellow. The stitching runs approximately 8 stitches per inch. The backing is machine pieced from three panels using a peach colored fabric.

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Lone Star Quilt - Quilt

Lone Star Quilt made by Minnie Alice (Young) Sutton (1872-1951) of Wayne County, KY, ca. 1920. The predominant colors are red, navy, pink, and black in solids, a gingham check, and stripes. The edges of the quilt are unbound. The quilt is hand-pieced and quilted, and the quilting averages seven stitches per inch.

Image of Wreaths of Flowers quilt - Quilt

Wreaths of Flowers quilt - Quilt

Floral pattern applique quilt composed of abstract red, yellow and green floral and foliate swags or wreaths on a white ground.