Tabby-weave cotton face and back; cotton filling. Four panels of cloth form this near square, white, stuffed-work quilt. The motif is outlined with running stitches beginning with a central floral and fruit basket framed by four garland borders: wheat, coiling morning-glorylike vine, floral and fruit swag rising to bowknots and grapevine. The last two border only three sides, and in the pillow area the decorative quilting ends.

Related examples: Hoke 1985, pp. 20-21; Nelson and Houck 1982, p. 59; White 1948, pp. 42-43.

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. 1800–1825
Medium
Cotton
Dimensions
95 × 98 in. (241.3 × 248.9 cm)
Credit Line

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

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
B.76.263
Classification
Textiles
Provenance

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