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New Hampshire Signature Quilt; Snowflake; Album Block
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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts
Who documented this quilt?
Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; New England Quilt Museum Collection
MASS-Quilts ID Number:
Alternate inventory control number:
Ownership of this quilt is:
Public Museum, Library or Institution
New England Quilt Museum
Quilt owner's city:
Quilt owner's state:
Quilt owner's county:
Quilt owner's country:
New Hampshire Signature Quilt
Pattern name (maker/owner/historical):
Quilt top made by:
Name of the group that made the quilt:
Friends of Carrie Foster
New Hampshire (NH)
Date of death and location:
How did owner acquire quilt?
Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:
with funds donated by Patsy Nelson and Sylvia Barrett
Do you know if any of the following exist (quiltmaker's diary or letters, patterns for quilt/quilting, photos of quiltmaker, quiltmaker's scrapbook or clippings, quiltmaker's patterns, awards, ribbons, pins, photo of quilt, other, existent?, if so, where)?
Gilbert pg 35
2.5" lattice strips
Shape of edge:
Describe the edge:
Four Poster, 22 x 23
Vertical rows, horizontal rows and number of blocks:
6 vertical rows, 5 horizontal rows, 75 + 4 quarter squares blocks
Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:
Motif design, overall:
Single parallel lines
Describe the quilting designs used:
Quilting stitches per inch, place 1:
Width between quilting lines:
Border; technique, fiber, weave, pattern:
Pieced, cotton, plain weave, print, 20 half-squares set in triangles/ 2 corner quarter-squares at top
Binding and edging:
Separate binding applied
How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?
Backing, number of pieces:
Backing, predominant color:
Carrie F. Foster West Henniker Please accept this quilt, my dear friend to atone for a loss we cannot amend And let troubles pass by fraught with despair And learn with a light heart lie's sorrows to bear.
Describe where the inscription was found:
in center block
Condition, structurally sound?
This quilt is structurally sound.
Pattern name, no. and source:
Pattern name, variations and comments:
Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:
genealogy available in full record
Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:
What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?
less than a half inch
Access and copyright information:
New England Quilt Museum
Cite this Quilt
Foster, Carri. New Hampshire Signature Quilt. 1850-1875. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; New England Quilt Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-5141. Accessed: 06/11/23