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Quilt
Applique Quilt

Probably made by the Sewing Society of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1846-1850

Medium:
Cotton with block and roller-printed chintz applique; plait, feather, feather circle, intersecting diagonal and variously patterned quilting; drawings, inscriptions and signatures in ink

Dimensions:
8 feet 1 inches × 8 feet 10 inches (246.4 × 269.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1982-134-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Sterett Ridgely Prevost, 1982

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Label:
This 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.

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