Costume and Textiles
Probably made by the Sewing Society of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia
Cotton with block and roller-printed chintz applique; plait, feather, feather circle, intersecting diagonal and variously patterned quilting; drawings, inscriptions and signatures in ink
Currently not on view
1982-134-1Gift of Mrs. Sterett Ridgely Prevost, 1982
LabelThis quilt was either commissioned by or given to the Wattson family to unite the extended family and friends, both living and dead, of Thomas Wattson, one of Philadelphia's leading merchants. The appliqué chintz wreaths with verses memorialize or honor several of the founding families of the First Baptist Church, whose sewing society made the quilt.