ACWM

Magorian Trapunto Quilt Block

You are here

Magorian Trapunto Quilt Block
  • Accession number: 
    2006.7.1
  • Top: 
    Trapunto wholecloth (single block; original) (featuring basket of flowers and grapes). Materials are white cotton. Embroidered along top edge of block is “Maria Magorian / April 20 1832”.
  • Interlining: 
    Believed cotton
  • Backing: 
    White cotton
  • Binding: 
    None
  • Stitching: 
    Hand
  • Dimensions: 
    18.5" x 18"
  • Date: 
    1832
  • Maker: 
    Maria Magorian
  • Location: 
    Virginia (possibly Winchester, Virginia)
  • History: 

    A quilt block made by Maria Magorian in 1832. Believed to be a sample piece made by her at the approximate age of 17 years old. 

  • Provenance: 
    Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation. 2007.

About the Museum

The mission of The American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.

Get In Touch

 

Contact Us