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Autograph quilt, or Signature Wheel quilt
  • United States
  • Autograph quilt, or Signature Wheel quilt, circa 1900–1920
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, calico, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, ink
  • Object Length/Width: 74 x 73 1/16 in
    Object Length/Width: 187.96 x 185.58 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0047

Twenty blocks of blue polka-dot calico with a circle in white with rays. Names written in the circle and rays. Some of each are blank. White trim around edges. This example of an album differs from others in that the signatures are written in indelible ink on the appliquéd center circles and on the spoked surrounding tham. The length has been diminished by trimming and rebinding from wear.