Twill-weave wool face; tabby-weave wool back; wool filling; wool thread. The three-panel face of this quilt, of dark green, probably imported, glazed, worsted fabric, is patterned with green thread in quilting running stitches that create a central motif: two confronting units from which floral sprays spread. Bold featherlike leaves form a scrolling border. The background is covered with diagonal lines. Quilting stitches secure napped green backing, wool filling, and face fabric.

Book excerpt: Warren, David B., Michael K. Brown, Elizabeth Ann Coleman, and Emily Ballew Neff. American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection. Houston: Princeton Univ. Press, 1998.


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Maker
American
Title
Wholecloth Quilt
Date
c. 1780–1840
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
101 × 90 in. (256.5 × 228.6 cm)
Credit Line

The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
B.56.52
Classification
Textiles
Provenance

Acquired by Miss Ima Hogg on October 16, 1956 from Mrs. Lawrence J. Ullman, Tarrytown, NY