Tinsley Carpenter’s Wheel Quilt

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Tinsley Carpenter’s Wheel Quilt
  • Accession number: 
  • Top: 
    “Carpenter’s Wheel” pattern (patchwork; 4" blocks). Materials are orange, blue, brown, and white cotton.
  • Interlining: 
    Believed none; possibly thin cotton
  • Backing: 
    Brown and white printed cotton
  • Binding: 
    Brown and white printed cotton
  • Stitching: 
  • Dimensions: 
    76" x 87.5"
  • Date: 
    ca. 1880
  • Maker: 
    Carolyn Tinsley
  • Location: 
    Cold Harbor, Virginia
  • History: 

    Made by Mrs. Carolyn Tinsley, of Cold Harbor, Virginia.  Her husband, Adolphus Tinsley, and her brother both fought in Civil War.

  • Provenance: 
    Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard. August 1996.

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