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Chips and Whetstones quilt
  • Susannah Richards Mosely
    active: United States
  • Chips and Whetstones quilt, circa 1840–1860
  • Where object was made: Pembroke, Kentucky, United States
  • cotton, calico, chintz, patchwork, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 108 x 78 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 274.32 x 199.39 cm
  • Gift of Miss Minnie S. Moodie
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0040
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Grid of beige patterned fabric. There is a circle in each grid space, made from multi-colored/patterned triangle and circle pieces. Beige patterned trim around the edges. Homespun backing. Mrs. Mosely of Pembroke, Kentucky made this "sampler" of calicoes, rainbow roller prints, and cotton pieces salvaged from leftovers or from old clothing. Heavy threads, probably homespun, are used for the quilting.