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Catalog Number 10646-1
Title Quilt, Love Apple or Pomegranate
Object Name Quilt
Description Applique Love Apple or Pomegranate quilt. Quilting pattern in clamshell, heart, and vine pattern. Hand quilted at 8 stitches per inch. Quilting lines are still still visible. Backing and border and background fabric are muslin. Pattern fabrics are green, yellow and red calicos. Although the pattern of each block is the same, the green fabrics used and their placement varies. Six of the blocks are identical, two other blocks are identical, and one block is unique. The binding is a green calico. The quilt is lined with an unknown material.
Date 1855, ca.
Culture American
Material cotton
Made Miller, Catherine Eby
Place of Origin USA: Indiana, Manchester
Used USA: Nebraska (Holt); USA: Nebraska (Rock)
Length (in) 76
Width (in) 76
People Miller, Catherine Eby
Search Terms Sod House Quilts
History Made by Catherine Eby Miller. Catherine was born on May 25, 1836 in Harrisburg (Stark County), Ohio. She married Elias Miller. The Millers lived in Machester, Indiana and moved to Afton, Iowa in 1880. The Quilt was brought to Nebraska by covered wagon in 1886 by their daughter, Elizabeth Miller Sageser. Elizabeth came with her husband, Albert, and his father and brothers' families. They took adjoining homesteads near Chambers, Nebraska and built sod houses. Elizabeth and Albert has a 16 foot sod house. They later moved to Stuart, Nebraska, Newport, Nebraska and Osmond, Nebraska.
Credit line Miss Pluma Sageser, Burbank, C. A.
Collection Sagester, Pluma
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