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Catalog Number 1973.159
Description Triangle Baby Quilt, c. 1868-1872. Quilt consists of eleven rows of triangles of a variety of prints and materials that include cotton and silk. Outer edges of triangles are embroidered with crazy quilt stitches in a variety of colors. Backing is pink cotton, binding is either gray or light blue around outer edge, and inner layer is an off-white cotton. A strip (sleeve) of white cotton has been added to the top back section for hanging.

Child's quilt was made for Anna Mary Lewis' mother when an infant about 1870. Her name was Jane Gunnels of Drexel, Mo. Was also used by John and Anna Lewis, her children and by Nadine Dare, her granddaughter.
Object Name Quilt, Crib
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Triangle Baby Quilt, c. 1868-1872
Date c. 1870
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance Child's quilt was made for Anna Mary Lewis' mother when an infant about 1870. Her name was Jane Gunnels of Drexel, Mo. Was also used by John and Anna Lewis, her children and by Nadine Dare, her granddaughter.
Notes "A quilt is a layered textile composed of a decorative top, a warm filler called batting or wadding, and a practical backing. Joining the three layers are quilting stitches, or sometimes regularly spaced yarn or string ties." [http://worldquilts.quiltstudy.org/americanstory/quiltsare/whatarequilts-10/13/2016]

"The history of quilts began long before European settlers arrived in the New World. People in nearly every part of the world had used padded fabrics for clothing, bedding, and even armor. With the arrival of the English and Dutch settlers in North America, quilting took on a new life and flourished...The history of quilts began long before European settlers arrived in the New World. People in nearly every part of the world had used padded fabrics for clothing, bedding, and even armor. With the arrival of the English and Dutch settlers in North America, quilting took on a new life and flourished." [http://www.quilting-in-america.com/History-of-Quilts.html-10/13/2016]

Dimensions H-38 W-42.25 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Quilt
Quilts
Subjects Quilting
Quilts
People Dare, Nadine
Gunnels, Jane
Lewis, Anna Marie
Lewis, John