Magorian Trapunto Quilt Block

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Magorian Trapunto Quilt Block
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  • 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
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  • Stitching: 
  • Dimensions: 
    18.5" x 18"
  • Date: 
  • 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.

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