Mariner's compass bed quilt
Object Place: New England, United States
232 x 231 cm (91 5/16 x 90 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton; plain weave, printed, pieced and quilted, plain weave backing
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Mariner’s Compass (term in use since 1790s) patterned quilt of nine squares with thirty two points each. White cotton background printed with small brown chevrons, squares bordered with red cotton printed with yellow and brown flowers, Mariner’s Compass made of yellow, red, and indigo small-patterned chintzes. Reverse applique in center of compass, hand-pieced and quilted.
Inscription (in pen, on back): "Presented to Miss Fanny W. Johnson by her mother Elmira Farnsworth."
Presented to Mrs. Fanny W. Johnson by her mother Elmira Farnsworth; inherited by donor in mid-1970s
Gift of Mrs. George C. Seybolt