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Catalog Number 1987.133
Description Friendship Quilt, 1900. Hand-embroidered friendship quilt made by women of Half Moon Bay, California, to raise money for the Methodist-Episcopal Church to buy carpet. Quilt consists of red circles on a white ground. Circles have individual names embroidered in white stitches. A border of alternating red and white stripes surround the red circles, forming sun rays. Names are embroidered on the white strips with red thread. Quilt appears to be machine sewn and hand-quilted. Quilting pattern is a star burst radiating out from the center of the red circles with diagonal diamonds on the white ground. Quilt is edged in red binding. The backing is white cotton and a muslin sleeve has been affixed along one side on the back for hanging.
Object Name Quilt, Bed
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Friendship Quilt, 1900
Date 1899-1900
Creator Ladies of Half Moon Bay
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Ladies of Half Moon Bay made this quilt / Donated proceeds to purchase carpets for / M.E. Church / 1900" (embroidered on second top circle from left edge); "Mrs. P. Rutherford / Rev. W. A. Johns / Rover Johns / Mrs. W. A. Johns / George Duncan / John Santos / M. Gaudencio" (large names embroidered in same circle); "307x" (hand-written in ink at top left corner on front); many additional names embroidered throughout
Provenance A quilt made between 1899-1900 to raise money for the Methodist-Episcopal Church to buy carpet. Donor's grandfather R.I. Knapp bid $20 to purchase the quilt when it was auctioned.
Dimensions H-86.5 W-89 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Churches
Duncan, George
Embrodiery
Gaudencio, M.
Household Decor
Household Linens
Johns, Mrs. W.A.
Johns, Rover
Johns, W.A.
Knapp, R.I.
Quilt
Quilts
Rutherford, Mrs. P.
Sewing
Textiles
Subjects Bedspreads
Blankets
Churches
Fund raising
Quilting
Quilts
Textiles
People Duncan, George
Gaudencio, M.
Johns, Mrs. W.A.
Johns, Rover
Johns, W.A.
Knapp, R.I.
Rutherford, Mrs. P.
Santos, John