This quilt takes its name from the block on the top row that contains symbols of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, such as an all-seeing eye and linked chain. Still active today the IOOF originated in 17th-century England to give aid to those in need and to pursue projects for the benefit of all mankind. Members were called "Odd Fellows," since it was unusual at the time to organize for charitable purposes.


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Maker
Mary Ann McCue, American, dates unknown
Title
Odd Fellows Appliqué Album Quilt
Date
c. 1850
Medium
Cotton and silk
Dimensions
91 × 89 1/2 in. (231.1 × 227.3 cm)
Credit Line

The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of the estate of Miss Ima Hogg

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
B.76.62
Classification
Textiles
Provenance

Mary Ann McCue, Philadelphia; by heritance to her son John McCue (d. 1924), New Castle, Delaware; to his daughters, the Elizabeth and Catherine McCue, New Castle, by 1946; [...]; Miss Ima Hogg; Estate of Miss Ima Hogg, 1975; given to MFAH, 1976.