San Jancinto Museum of History

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  • QUILT

  • CATEGORY: FURNISHINGS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 77"L x 65"W
  • DATE MADE: 1880-1890s

Description

Quilt, crazy. Patchwork quilt, black stain border with silk and satin blocks. Six pieces include the initials or names of the contributor for the patch: "L S C"; "Ella"; "E I[?] G"; "M"; "K B"; "H.H.S." Embroidered center square by Eugenie Head Cranford; quilt also contains a piece of Anne Elizabeth Kinsolving Head's wedding (stitched, "Grandma's Wedding Dress"), peice of gown from Eugenie Head Cranford's trousseau (stitched, "In My Mother's Trousseau"), and a cross made from the wedding tie of Leolian Staten Cranford. Quilt/ outline, multicolored briar stitch. Quilt also has button hole stitchwork within patchwork. Satin border has chenille flowers (french knots at center), silk embroidery; quilt edged in red silk. Fair condition. Slight to moderate loss, red silk border; also within the patchwork pieces. Ex. Silk ribbon - most of text - loss. Slight wrinkling, folds. Negligible fraying, blue silk flower unraveling.


Provenance

Made by donor's grandmother, Anne Elizabeth Kinsolving Head. Made, according to original catalog card, during the 1880's and 1890's. One patch includes the maker's initials and date: "H.H.S./ June 18, 1885."

  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Cranford, Leolian Staten and Eugenie Head Cranford
  • CREDIT LINE: Cranford, Arlette


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