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Catalog Number 10802-2
Title Quilt, Rose Wreath
Object Name Quilt
Description Rose Wreath applique Quilt. 10 blocks in traditionally appliqued Rose Wreath pattern, with 10 alternate plain blocks. Red and Green on White. Backing is bleached flour sacks, sewn together. Hand appliqued and quilted. Quilting pattern is hanging diamond, 7 stitches to inch.
Year Range from 1849
Year Range to 1850
Material cotton
Artist Williams, Mary A. Peterson; Glasson, May Williams
Made Williams, Mary A. Peterson; Glasson, May Williams
Place of Origin New York and Kansas
Used USA: Nebraska (Furnas)
Height (in) 76
Width (in) 68
People Williams, Mary A. (Peterson)
Glasson, May Williams
Search Terms Wedding
Wedding Quilts
History Mary A. Peterson made the appliqued blocks for her hope chest when she was 15 or 16 (1849-50). By 1852 she had married Elisha Williams, moved to Salen, NY, and had her first child. Elisha made a trundle bed and Mary put the blocks together with a backing of bleached flour sacks which she tied together with yarn. This coverlet was used on the trundle bed for all of their 11 children. Elisha and Mary came to Furnas County, NE in 1883. When her daughter May married Fred Glasson and moved to Almena, Kansas, she took the coverlet and used it for her children. Years later, May quilted the coverlet.
Credit line Muriel Glasson, St. Petersburgs, Florida
Collection Glasson, Muriel