Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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whole cloth wool quilt
  • United States
  • whole cloth wool quilt, circa 1780–1830
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linen, wool, quilting
  • Object Height/Width: 96 x 100 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0932

Green counterpane in a leaf pattern. Homespun linen of "linsey-woolsey" in a dull green color is used for the top of this finely-stitched quilt. Elaborate feather motifs frame a center portion and outline the borders. Closely spaced diagonal lines add further texture to this superb example of "plain quilt."