The names inscribed in the center top pair of medallions of this quilt suggest it was made for or by Deborah Faulkner in commemoration of her marriage to Daniel Faulkner.

Tabby-weave wool face and back: wool filling; wool thread. This tri-panel, dark blue, probably imported, worsted fabric faced quilt is patterned with running stitches that create forty-eight ten-inch circles containing flowers or a basket. The quilt is bordered on three sides with semicircles containing baskets. Lattice lines fill the background. Blue quilting stitches secure a yellowish-tan backing to 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
Attributed to Deborah Faulkner, American, birth and death dates unknown
Title
Wholecloth Quilt
Date
c. 1780–1840
Medium
Wool
Dimensions
95 × 80 in. (241.3 × 203.2 cm) (Face fabric): 33 in. (83.8 cm)
Credit Line

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

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
B.76.75
Classification
Textiles
Provenance

Miss Ima Hogg; Estate of Miss Ima Hogg, 1975; given to MFAH, 1976