Quilt by Students of the Litchfield Female Academy



Object ID:
1970-02-1
Category:
Made by Students
Medium:
cotton
Creator:
Students of the Litchfield Female Academy
Date:
1818
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
Size:
84" length x 83" width
Description:
Appliqued quilt with Whig Rose design at center and Rosebud design border on white cotton ground. Large repeats of red and white flowers surrounded with leaves and each with four angular brances pin wheeling around. The patterns are printed calicoes - predominately green, then red and lastly a white one with yellow design. The calicoes were cut out and appliqued to the ground, then cotton batten and backing of cotton, quilted all over in simple design.

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