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Phillips Unknown Quilt

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Phillips Unknown Quilt
  • Accession number: 
    1974.3
  • Top: 
    Pattern unknown (patchwork); blocks alternate between plain block squares and squares that feature a large square in center, a smaller square in each corner, and a triangle along each side. Blocks irregularly sized. Cotton and wool.
  • Interlining: 
    Believed mixture of cotton and wool
  • Backing: 
    Believed cotton/wool blend
  • Binding: 
    Red-and-blue striped (replaced floral when maker ran out)
  • Stitching: 
    Hand and machine
  • Dimensions: 
    76.5" x 94.5"
  • Date: 
    1860-1865
  • Maker: 
    Unknown
  • Location: 
    Unknown
  • History: 

    Cotton patchwork quilt made for Jesse Phillips of Milton, North Carolina, who died of fever during war. His mother kept the quilt.

  • Provenance: 
    Mrs. John W. Chandler, Mrs. William Bond, and P. H. Searce, great-nieces and great-nephew of the original owner. 1974.

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