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Princess Feather quilt
  • Christina Hays Malcom
    born: Northampton County, North Carolina, United States ; died: Grant County, Indiana, United States
  • Princess Feather quilt, 1873
  • Where object was made: Indiana, United States
  • cotton, appliqué, patchwork, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 215.26 x 214.63 cm
    Object Length/Width: 84 3/4 x 84 1/2 in
  • Gift of Miss Iva James
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0123
Label Text

Floral design in center; red, green and yellow. The petals of the flower appear to be spinning around the center. There is a border of scallops/swags. The edges of the quilt are yellow. Inscrip: Stitched at border with son Jonathan's name and the date, May 6, 1873.