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Collection Textiles-Quilts
Catalog Number 1971.02.01
Object Name Quilt, Crib
Other Name Trundle Quilt, Cradle Quilt
Date 1864 ca.
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Probably Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-37 L-37 inches
Description Eight-Point Star Cradle Quilt of a 3 x 3 block formation. Each block averages 8" and is a star made of double pink printed cotton, a brown marled printed cotton and a brown striped floral printed cotton. Separating each block is a 2.25" wide sashing made of green (faded) cotton with a yellow floral print and cornerstones made of a red cotton with a white and black diamond print. The surrounding border is 1.75" wide and made of a red, brown and white paisley printed cotton with an applied 5/8" wide binding made of a red diamond printed cotton. The entire quilt has diamond cross-hatch hand quilting using light brown thread and a SPI of 5-6. The back is made of a brown cotton with a white and orange daisy print.
Provenance This quilt was made for Oscar S. Kriebel (1863-1932), as an infant, but the maker remains unknown. He was the son of Andrew S. (1835-1876) and Christina Schultz) Kriebel (1840-1906), of Hereford Township, Berks County. As an adult, Oscar would go on to marry Corrine (Miller) Kriebel (1865-1944). He would also become headmaster at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Montgomery County, and pastor at the Palm Schwenkfelder Church, also in Montgomery County.

This quilt was documented in the Goschenhoppen Quilt Survey.
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Palm
Upper Hanover Township
Montgomery County
Crib quilt
Cradle quilt
Evening Star
Variable Star