Pieced Civil War Quilt

Wild Goose Chase

American, Ohio
1862
Catherine Fisher


Object Place: Adams, Adams Township, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA

Dimensions

Overall: 259.1 x 264.2 cm (102 x 104 in.) side flap: Length x width: 198.8 x 73 cm (78 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.) bottom flap: Length x width: 60.3 x 118.1 cm (23 3/4 x 46 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.74

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, pieced and quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Wilde Goose Chaise Quilt with undyed white ground and polychrome printed cotton chintzes; Embroidered or quilted in the center in white on white: “Our Father Who Art in Heaven” and “Christian A. Fisher 1862” written in quilting.” Probaly presented to her son on his being drafted into the Civil War. Edges bound in pink chintz and backed with plain weave undyed cotton.

Inscription

Embroidered or quilted in the center in white on white: "Our Father Who Art in Heaven" and "Christian A. Fisher 1862" written in quilting."

Provenance

Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Elizabeth M. and John F. Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Joyce Arnold Rusoff Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund