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Catalog Number 10176-131
Title Quilt, Red Cross
Object Name Quilt
Description Cotton Red Cross quilt consisting of red calico crosses on white background. Blocks set on point. Blocks are hand sewn but top is machine constructed. Backing consists of feed sack material. The filling is believed to be cotton batting. The piece is hand quilted at 8 stitches per inch in a parallel line pattern.
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1918
Material Cotton
Made Moorehouse, Elizabeth
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Thayer)
Height (in) 76
Width (in) 65
People Moorehouse, Elizabeth
Search Terms Fundraising Quilts
History Made for Red Cross by Elizabeth Moorhouse, Great-Great Grandmother of donor. She lived in Thayer County, Nebraska (died in 1921).
Credit line Mrs. D.D. O'Kelly, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Okelly, Mrs. D.D.