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White Quilt with Crewel Border

White cut-down quilt, probably American with great stitchery. Border is crewel work of various colors. 18th-century petticoat, cut down and remade in early 19th century.

Object number: 1984.1.1

Dimensions: 52 3/8” x 63”



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie