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Quilt

Description

Crazy quilt typical to the style created by Olivia Hardesty Kirk Conkling (1850-1934), the wife of William H. Conkling, who was the president of the Savings Bank of Baltimore. The quilt has a 42-block design with a double border of yellow silk ribbon and black silk velvet. There are many embroidered designs on the pieced blocks; most notably Kate Greenway's designs and birds, fruits, fans, and flowers.

Date

1884

Materials

Silk, velvet, cotton

Dimensions

67 H x 58 W inches

Object ID

1987.110.3

Resource ID

9707

Notes

Some blocks are signed with the names and initials "U.L.", "AMC/1884" "HHC" and "Carrie."

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. May Conkling Radoff

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.