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Title Godey Quilt
Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1990.6.1
Description 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 given a three-dimensional effect through the addition of cording. Three women from the Regina Shop in Louisville reportedly spent six months quilting it.
Place of Origin Louisville, KY
Used Louisville, KY
Material Fabric/Embroidery Floss/Ribbon/Buttons
Technique Quilting/Embroidery
Artist Lissauer, Mildred Potter,1897-1998
Signed Name Mildred Potter Lissauer/Her Quilt/1934
Signature Location First row
Search Terms Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine
Quilts and Quilting
Subjects Applique
Needlework --United States.
Quilting --Kentucky
Quilts --Kentucky
Quilts and quilting
People Lissauer, Mildred Potter, 1897-1998
Year Range From 1933
Year Range To 1934
Caption Godey Quilt
Number of Images 20
Dimensions W-91.75 L-102 inches
Dimension type 1
Length (ft) 8.5
Length (in) 102
Width (cm) 233.045
Width (ft) 7.646
Width (in) 91.75
Ownership History Lissauer, Mildred Potter,1897-1998