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Carpenter's Wheel Quilt
Artist unidentified

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Date: 1835–1845

Materials: Cotton

Dimensions: 102 1/4 × 101 1/4"

Credit: Gift of Cyril Irwin Nelson

Accession Number: 1992.28.2

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Description

This bedcover features an appliquéd cut-out center with a pieced overall pattern. The combination of two traditions in this manner is often indicative of a transition in quiltmaking styles, and in this case is a clue that the quilt was probably made in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. The cut-out chintz center motifs were padded employing a technique known as raised appliqué.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Carpenter's Wheel Quilt," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.


Carpenter's Wheel Quilt
Date: 1835–1845
Artist:
Dimensions: 102 1/4 × 101 1/4"
Materials: Cotton
Credit Line: Gift of Cyril Irwin Nelson
Place/Region: United States
Description:
Accession Number: 1992.28.2
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