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Name Quilts
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String Quilt -

Postcard image of string quilt by Rudee Ann Rudd Rodriguez

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Henry Clay Quilt brochure -

The Henry Clay Quilt brochure, Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., no date. 24 x 10.1 cm. (folded)

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Mountain Mist Quilting -

Mountain Mist Quilt and Quilting Patterns, with promotional catalog, includes original envelope, mailed to Mrs. R.C. Watson, and patterns for Floral Cameo, Sunflower, Poinsettia, Bed of Peonies, Country Garden, Dogwood, Martha's Vineyard, Ohio Rose, Homespun, Lone Star, Patriot's Pride. 85 x 53.5 cm

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Kentucky Quilts 1800-1900 -

Exhibition poster for a show organized by the Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. The poster shows a quilt with a sunburst pattern in reds and greens. A handwritten note on the verso: "23 quilts from this exhibit were shown in the Kentucky Museum from April 23 to May 15, 1983. 60 x 49 cm.

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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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Prairie Star quilt - Quilt

Prairie Star quilt piecework quilt. Pieced by hand, this quilt has a four block set, a homespun backing, and is hand- quilted at five stitches per inch in parallel, outline, and clamshell quilting.

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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.

Image of Bear Paw quilt - Quilt, Bed

Bear Paw quilt - Quilt, Bed

Bear's Paw or Duck's Foot in the Mud pieced quilt, ca. 1899. Three over four arrangement of blocks. There are Nine Patch corner blocks in the sashing. Quilted in parallel lines.

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Chester Dare Quilt - Quilt

Chester Dare Crazy Quilt. Patches are organized in block arrangement that are framed by a bottle green velvet border. Located to the left of center, a velvet applique portrait of saddlebred Chester Dare is the focal point of the quilt. The fabric pieces in the surrounding blocks are embroidered in animal and plant motifs.

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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).

Image of Log Cabin quilt (Pineapple variation) - Quilt

Log Cabin quilt (Pineapple variation) - Quilt

Log Cabin (Pineapple Variation) quilt, ca. 1857. Textile was constructed using piecework, applique and embroidery. It has a blue polished cotton backing with a blue tape binding. It was machine pieced and probably machine quilted in both a straightline and checkerboard pattern as well as diagonally quilted around the pineapple or medallion center and corner leaf sprays.

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Star quilt - Quilt

Star quilt composed of 16 pieced stars interspersed with stuffed work ferns around the outside of the quilt and grape vines in between the star blocks. Pieced by hand, the textile is hand quilted.

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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.

Image of Log Cabin Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Log Cabin Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Courthouse Steps variation Log Cabin quilt consisting of 225 blocks surrounded by a border of 44 complete and four partial blocks which are set on point. Each block is constructed from 17 "logs" that together measure approximately 3.5 x 3.5 inches. The backing is copper colored satin.

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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.