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Block, Quilt

Description

Baltimore album quilt block with appliqué cornucopia of flowers. Appliqué applied with buttonhole stitch in white silk thread and blue wool. Penned on lower left, "Mrs. Catharine A. Boyd." On either side of the cornucopia are red birds carrying pairs of green leaves. Attributed to Mary Evans Ford (1829-1916).

Date

1845-1855

Materials

Cotton, wool, silk

Dimensions

17.75 H x 17.75 W inches

Resource ID

3804

Credit Line

Purchased through the Emilie McKim Reed Memorial Purchase Fund

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.