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Title "Tippie Canoe and Tyler Too" quilt
Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number 2008.241.2
Lexicon Category 2: Building Furnishings
Lexicon Sub-category Bedding
Description "Tippie Canoe and Tyler Too" quilt. Pinwheel pattern pieced quilt made ca. 1845 using fabric commemorating William Henry Harrison's presidential campaign. Hand pieced and hand quilted in 16 row of 14 blocks, with one inch cross hatching in blocks. The border is quilted in diagonal lines. The border is made of "Tippie Canoe and Tyler Too" fabric. The edges are backed to front by hand with squared-off corners.
Collection Elizabeth Richardson Collection
Collector Richardson, Elizabeth
Event Election
Material Cotton
Search Terms William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Subjects Elections
Presidential elections
Quilting--United States --History.
People Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
Tyler, John, 1790-1862
Year Range From 1840
Year Range To 1850
Caption Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Pinwheel Pieced Quilt
Number of Images 9
Dimensions H-80.75 W-73.75 inches
Dimension type 1
Dimension Details 7.5 inch wide border.
The quilt blocks range from 4.5 x 4 inches to 4 x 4 inches square. The quilting is 7 stitches to the inch.
Height (in) 80.75
Width (in) 73.75