||6 ft. x 6 ft.
white, green and camel with a flying geese pattern, twenty-five
pieced blocks alternate with plain muslin squares. Blocks set on
point alternating with plain muslin squares.
and muslin borders. The brown patches are colored with potato
dyes. Feather design quilted in white blocks. Small, even hand
quilting stitches. Binding is deteriorating. A few stains.
|| July 19,
dated by J. E. Bills
||39 in. x 37 in.
||Shades of brown
on unbleached muslin, eight point star pattern with fringe on 3
sides. Twenty-five star blocks
eight point star blocks set on point, alternating with plain
muslin squares. Border of squares set on point with muslin
setting triangles. Possibly carriage or piano quilt, with fringe
||quilted by a
member of the Taylor or Ralston family
||74 in. x 65
quilt top. Variety of colors. Pieced block: Triangles sewn into
half square triangle surround center square to create larger
square (square-in-a-square). Unpieced blocks striped gold, blue
quilt top. Two types of blocks, alternating: one 6 inch square
of fabric; the other pieced. Squares and small triangle patches
of blue, brown, dark red. Cleaned and repaired 12/12/1986.
||made by Mrs.
James Myers (Annie Jane Vanlew) of Mill Hall, Clinton County,
PA. Mrs. Myers was grandmother of James Eber Myers of Indiana.
(Origin 1820-1840 per Joe & Mary Koval, Aprill 29, 1987)
||6 ft. 4. in x 6
ft. 3 in.
||Green, pink and
white oak leaf appliqué pattern
||Two tones of
pink. Grid quilting with vine quilting pattern in sashing.
||78 in. x 74 in.
fabric with dots and muslin feathered star quilt
||Dark blue and
muslin feathered/sawtooth star, 16 blocks set square. Dark blue
||69 in. x 68
||Red and green
fabric, Carolina Lily appliqué pattern. Hand
pieced and appliquéd with running stitch. 16 red lilies with
green stems and leaves, 8 3/4" blocks set on point alternating
with white blocks. Appliqué 9" border of tulip bud on a vine.
Appliquéd vine and stems are on straight of grain, gathered to
make the curve.
||Quilting pattern is feathered rings in white
blocks, 3/16" grid quilting behind the feather rings.
Alternating 3/8" and 1/2" grid behind the lily; 1/4" diagonal in
the border. Maker's name and date done in small counted cross
stitch. Her initials are on the back in counted cross stitch.
by Margaret Mabon
||6 ft. x 7 ft.
white quilt top, "Double T" block pattern, not quilted
white quilt top. Some stains.
Pattern appears to be "Double T" block pattern.
Pattern referenced in Farm and Fireside (Crowell,
Springfield, OH), September 1, 1882.
||6 ft. x 6 ft.
variety of patch shapes, fabrics and colors, including
heart-shaped patches, with much embroidery
made from various materials and a number of colors with
embroidery designs. Backing fabric green with yellow/white
signed by Mrs. Ellen Hazlette, Ebenezer, PA
||3 ft x 3 ft.
baby size crazy quilt with prairie points around border made of
||Embroidered with the word
"BABY". Nine large blocks covered with fabric patches. Has
prairie points around border. Knotted. Quilted by member of the
Taylor or Ralston Family
cotton, silk, brocade, ribbons and beads.
||58 in x 69 in
with a number of different materials. Embroidered with flowers,
paintings, blue and black silk back.
Quilt is made of 30 crazy patch blocks on squares. Hand pieced
and hand embroidered.
|| Embroidered flowers, paintings of children,
animals, birds and insects and two quotations. Various
embroidery stitches. Blue and black silk back. Backing is made
from Mary Ralston's mother's gown worn to the inaugural ball of
President Grant and/or a governor of Pennsylvania the same year.
||25 in. x 32 in.
satin lap quilt made with half square triangles
||Lap quilt made
of velvet and satin half square triangles. Several patches
coming apart at seams. Backing is off-white
||found in trunk
in Mrs. I. Brody's home, third floor
||80 in. x 65 in.
Fabric patches of various sizes in dark greens, plaids and wool
||Was woven and
pieced by Grandmother Barns Hosack. Grandfather J. J. Hosack and
Mother Barns were married Oct. 1857
||47 in. x 38
block pattern, courthouse steps variation.
strips. Solid and print patches, dark green border with feather
stitch. Cursive and block initials inked on back, "EJF"
||91 in. x 94
background with pink, pieced sunflower design blocks
design blocks made of circles surrounded by small diamond
patches. Blocks set on point with pink setting triangles around
outside. Hand sewn and quilted
||68 in. x 79 in
green and yellow squares, Triple Irish Chain pattern
square blocks. Hand sewn and quilted. Binding is worn
||86 in. x 79 in.
green and pink squares, Triple Irish Chain pattern
square blocks. Hand sewn and quilted. Fabric is deteriorating
where dots and flowers were printed on fabric.
||50 in. x 33.5
square patches and muslin square patches, some red and pink
patches, crib size
blue print and muslin, with some red, lavender and pink prints
||56 in. x 66 in.
pineapple pattern, red background, knotted
some fabrics breaking up, especially red squares in centers of
||92 in. x 83
compass pattern in prints on cotton muslin
some worn fabric. Hand quilted, feathers, circles, grids. Made
by Jane Park in 1839 as part of her wedding dowry.
||74 in. x 73
colorful patches with feather stitching. Red and black striped
edge binding. Winter weight quilt.
||28 in. x 42 in.
||Ivory baby crib
quilt, one fabric, whole cloth.
||65 in. x 85 in.
quilt. Solid blue, solid color binding
scalloped edge, diagonal quilting with circles around edge,
feathers quilted in center medallion
||64 in. x 75 in.
pattern, printed patches and plain colors, colored strips
patches on back. 9 1/2" blocks. "Fields and furrows" layout
||74 in. x 74 in.
dark colors, knotted, plaid flannel backing, blue satin binding
coarse fabric patches in dark colors and sizes. Knotted
velvet, cotton, etc.
Knotted with green and red yarn. Names on patches. Gray plaid
patches: Mrs. Hickok, Snyder, McAfoose, Henry, Rodkey and Annie
Treese. Some fabrics deteriorating. Date embroidered on quilt:
||64 in. x 73 in.
background, 9-patch block set on point alternating with plain
muslin squares, single Irish Chain pattern setting, muslin
squares with muslin squares create a 9-patch block. Blocks set
on point and alternate with plain muslin blocks. Hand quilted in
grids. Backing turned over to bind quilt. Some soilage, faded
||62 in x 78 in.
batting. "Flower Garden" pattern. White background with calico
printed hexagons pieced together for pattern.
stitched and gray edging on two sides. Contains some flour sack
materials, probably dates no earlier than 1930s
||17 1/2 inch
signature blocks, blue embroidery design, names of people in
names: McLaughlin, Kelley, White, Gibson
with a large flower design in blue thread, names of people and
places embroidered in center. 4 blocks with no names. Dates
1928-1932. Was made by Indiana County church group.
||77 in. x 94 in.
appliqué quilt, red and green appliqué on muslin, some soilage
||14 in. appliqué
blocks set on point with alternating plain muslin blocks. Muslin
setting triangles. Red piping around border. Hand quilted with
feathers, grids and diamonds and hand appliquéd.
||71 in. x 72 in.
with pink blocks, Triple Irish chain pattern
made two pink Irish Chain, one for Aunt Ella and one for me. Did
all quilting herself. Done about 60 years ago." Note dated 1984.
Machine pieced. Hand quilted with feathers, grids, scallops.
||83 in. x 78
with yellow and red appliqué pineapple blocks, red trim.
appears to be a pineapple appliqué with four-way mirror image
symmetry, but fabric used for leaves and center section of the
block have faded to be unnoticeable. Hand quilted with feathers,
grids. Middle section of the quilt is worn through. Other tears
and soilage on quilt.
||74 in. x 80
patchwork quilt ; large square half-square triangle blocks—half
muslin, half made from smaller half square triangle blocks
Some soilage. Dark blue border and binding. "The quilts were
made by Elizabeth Johnston Stewart (1826-1855) and Mary Jane
Johnston Elwood (1820-1902). These two were sisters and
daughters of Robert and Jane Huston Johnston, born near Manor,
now Cherry Hill Township."
(embroidered on quilt)
||70 in. x 76
top, camel wool backing. Whole cloth.
curving feather border along outside edge; center of quilt is
quilted with circles with a daisy-like pattern inside. No
binding. Edges are fraying.
||75 in. x 75 in.
patchwork and appliqué, red, green and muslin
||Red and green
pieced and appliquéd blocks on muslin. Appliquéd vine, buds and
leaves border. Dense hand quilting, including circles with
feathers and grids. Name and date embroidered on quilt. Some
soilage. Binding worn.
(embroidered on quilt)
||73 in. x 76
blocks inside green and muslin sashed squares
muslin sashing around four-patch. Pinkish-lavender back.
Grid quilting in squares. Floral
quilting design in border. Made by Mrs. Ganley's grandmother
||74 1/2 in. x
brown backing, much embroidery. Knotted
corners, pieced border. Many different fabrics and embroidery
stitches used. Appraised @ $250, per Mrs. Ganley at time of
||Made by Mrs.
||66 in. x 96
signature quilt, blue, red, yellow, white. Red and blue
star-printed fabric, yellow print and white signature blocks
with state outlines drawn with indelible marker. Signatures of
governors in blocks. Tied at state capitals. Red ribbons at top
back, perhaps an inexpensive comforter used for the batting and
backing with the signature quilt top sewn to it. On the placquard when presented to historical
society: "Governor's Quilt 2004. The fifth grade class was
awarded an Educational Initiative grant this school year by the
Indiana Area School District. We began our project by
researching governor's names and addresses, tracing the state on
a fabric quilt square, and writing a letter to the governor
requesting his or her signature on the fabric. As the responses
came in, it was exciting to share their letters to us with each
other. We proudly present our Governor's Quilt.."
class, Eisenhower Elem. School, Indiana, PA
||73 in. x 77
with names embroidered in red in a spoke-like pattern from a
central circle. Center block reads: "Marion Center Grange, No.
1910, 1927" Red binding.
embroidered in red; some Wissinger ancestors’ names on blocks.
Quilted rays from center of 15 inch muslin blocks. Hand pieced
||74 in. x 74 in.
patchwork and appliqué, red, blue and muslin
||Red and blue
pieced and appliquéd blocks on muslin set on point. Appliquéd
vine, buds and leaves border. Dense hand quilting, including
circles with feathers and grids. Name and date embroidered on
quilt. Some soilage. Binding very worn.
||July 11, 1848
(embroidered on quilt)