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Collection Textiles-Quilts
Catalog Number 1973.03.01
Object Name Quilt
Year Range from 1870.0
Year Range to 1900.0
Creator Wolfgang, Mahella C. (Rhoads)
Place of Origin Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-74 L-84 inches
Description Strippy Quilt of five vertical pieced stripes. Each stripe is 5.50" wide and features eleven contrasting pieced blocks set on point. Each block is 5.50" square and is either a red cotton with a white print or a pink cotton with a burgundy leaf print. Near the bottom, one block is made of a light brown, white and black woven gingham cotton and four blocks are made using a light brown cotton with a red, green or gold leaf print. The pieced strips are sewn to strips of blue cotton with a green, light blue and burgundy print. The surrounding border is 11.00" wide. The quilt features diagonal quilting stitching with chevron quilt stitching on the border. The entire quilt is handstitched with brown thread and a SPI of 5-6. The back is made of a red cotton with a white diamond print. There is a 3/8" wide applied binding of the same fabric as the back.
Provenance Made by Mahella A. (Rhoads) Wolfgang (1871-1947), wife of Clayton W. Wolfgang (1877-1951). They resided in Earl Township, Berks County.

This quilt was documented in the Goschenhoppen Quilt Survey.
Notes More information about Mahella Wolfgang is available in "Quilting at Weiss's Corner" by Nancy Roan, Historical Review of Berks County Winter 1992 -93.
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Stripy quilt