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Patriotic Quilt; Flag Quilt
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QUILT INDEX RECORD
Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Who documented this quilt?
DAR Museum; Permanent Collection
This is a:
Describe the item:
Backed Summer Spread
Names for quilt's pattern in common use:
Brackman # or other source & #:
How wide is the quilt?
66 9/32 inches
How long is the quilt?
78 1/8 inches
Shape of edge:
What color is the quilt?
Red; White; Blue
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When was the quilt finished?
Describe the quilt's layout:
Medallion or framed center
What is the shape of the quilt blocks?
40 3/4 x 37 3/4
Number of borders:
Describe the borders:
White stars appliqued on blue ground around outside edge of quilt4 3/4 inches wide.
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Materials used to make the back:
What color is the back of the quilt?
Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:
Width of pieces on the back:
32, 33 1/2
Describe the back:
Same fabric used throughout
How is the binding made?
What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?
less than a half inch
What kind of filling is used in the quilt?
How are the layers held together?
Quilt top made by:
ENGLISH WOOD DODGE, MARGARET
Where the quilt was made, city:
Where the quilt was made, state:
New York (NY)
Where the quilt was made, country:
Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:
See DAR 87.67.2 and DAR 88.23 for quilts by same maker. Design is called "Stars and Stripes' and appeared in the July 1861 issue of Peterson's Magazine a women's periodical published in Philadelphia. The number of stars in the center represent the number of states in the Union from 1861 until 1863. The Smithsonian Museum of American history has a similar quilt: cat alog #T.8420, made by Mary Rochold -Teter dated 1861.
Why was the quilt made?
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Cite this Quilt
ENGLISH WOOD DODGE, MARGARE. Patriotic Quilt. ca.1865. From DAR Museum, DAR Museum; Permanent Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=16-12-266. Accessed: 06/11/23
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