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Mrs. Wilson's Heirloom quilt, or Hedges quilt, or Pictorial quilt
  • Mrs. Ellen Wilson (wife of Quartermaster Wilson of British Army)
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • Mrs. Wilson's Heirloom quilt, or Hedges quilt, or Pictorial quilt, circa 1790–1810
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • linen, cotton, silk, wool, paper, raffia, embroidering, appliqué, piecing, stump work, ink
  • Object Length/Width: 98 1/2 x 99 in
    Object Length/Width: 250.19 x 251.46 cm
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Hedges in memory of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Lockard
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0019
Label Text

Circle in center with 13 figures surrounded by haystacks; surrounded by small, vari-colored/patterned diamonds. Border of circles with figures around the diamonds. Band of vari-colored/patterned triangles near the edge of the quilt. White trim around the edges. Quilt has an irregular shape. The miniature scenes are done in a kind of needlework called "Dressed Pictures." May never have been finished since basting is evident.