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Name Quilts and Quilting
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Graveyard Quilt -

Postcard from the Kentucky History Museum in Frankfort, KY depicting the Graveyard quilt made by Elizabeth Mitchell of Lewis County in 1839. Published by Glenn Durham of Harlan, KY. 13 x 8 cm.

Image of Prairie Star quilt - Quilt

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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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 Nine Patch Quilt - Quilt, Bed

Nine Patch Quilt - Quilt, Bed

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

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.

Image of Chester Dare Quilt - Quilt

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.

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 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.

Image of Star quilt - Quilt

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.

Image of Spectrum Quilt - Quilt

Spectrum Quilt - Quilt

Postage Stamp or Trip Around the World variation quilt constructed from an estimated 66,000 plus pieces of Paradise cloth color fast percale cut into pieces that measure 3/8 to 1/4 inches after piecing. The quilt was hand quilted at approximately 6 stitches per inch. The quiltmaker was an immigrant from New Zealand who worked as a jewelry engraver at Morris Jewelry Store in Bowling Green, KY. The notes Yarrall kept indicate that he started it on July 2, 1933, and finished it on December 30, 1935, and that it required 24 yards of cloth and 34 spools of thread at a cost of $5.30. He paid 73 year old Betty Lee $7.00 to quilt it. Interestingly Yarrall spent time in Peoria, Illinois, and kept

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.

Image of Cheater Quilt - Quilt, Bed

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

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Honorable Mention Ribbon - Ribbon, Prize

Honorable mention blue ribbon awarded to the Godey Quilt (1990.6.1) at the 1939 National Home Show Quilt and Coverlet Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

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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.