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Catalog Number 7134-85
Title Quilt, Flying Geese, Strip Set
Object Name Quilt
Description Strip Set quilt with Flying Geese patterned strip alternating with fabric strip. Made of cotton calicos in predominantly brown tones. Filling presumed to be cotton. Quilting is done in a herringbone pattern. Hand pieced and quilted. Quilting is done at 7 stitches per inch.
Year Range from 1779
Year Range to 1780
Material cotton
Place of Origin USA: Maryland, Frederick
Used USA: Nebraska
Height (in) 77
Width (in) 71
Search Terms Quilts Made by Children
History From the donor files, records of the DAR Deborah Avery chapter: "pieced in 1779 by the donor's great grandmother, when 10 or 12 years old, in Frederick, MD. The following eminent persons said to have slept under the quilt: Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Winfield Scott Schley, Nebraska Governors Butler, Furnas,and J. Sterling Morton and Bishop Clarkson." The quilt was given by the maker to her grand-daughter (the donor's mother), Ann Rebecca Hergesheimer. Ann married Joel V. Hollebaugh and they resided at Rulo, NE from 1866-1868 and Falls City from 1875 until their deaths in 1902 (father) and 1904. Given by the donor to the DAR in 1912.
Credit line Deborah Avery Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Daughters of the American Revolution, Deborah Avery Chapter