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.