Quilt (Pieced quilt)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Martha Agry Vaughn (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Hallowell, Maine, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1795-1815

  • Materials:

    Silk; Wool; Cotton; Linen; Newspaper

  • Techniques:

    Quilted, Pieced

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0048


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0048

Object Name

Quilt (Pieced quilt)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Martha Agry Vaughn (Maker)
1786-1856
Martha was the daughter of a prosperous sea captain who owned several shipyards. His 1788 journey to Boston is recorded by a neighbor Martha Ballard, made famous in Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's book A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. She married Benjamin Vaughn in 1805.

Place of Origin

Hallowell, Maine, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This quilt was made in North America using newspapers dating to 1788, 1789, and 1790. It may have been made in c. 1805.

Date

1795-1815

Materials

Silk; Wool; Cotton; Linen; Newspaper

Techniques

Quilted, Pieced

Dimensions (inches)

100 (L) , 104 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

254 (L) , 264.16 (W)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1977 Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850.
Published: p. 210, fig 118
[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Published: Chapters 3 and 5, pp. 64, 134-135
[Catalogue] Le Corbeiller, Clare. 1973 China Trade Porcelain : A Study in Double Reflections. 80
Related object: p 50, cup depicting arms of Samuel Vaughan (same family)
[Book] Orlofsky, Myron & Orlofsky, Patsy. 1974 Quilts in America.
Published: plate 53
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1995 Plain and Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850.
Published: p. 222, fig. 126
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1976 A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework.
Published: p. 108-109, fig. 78
[Article] Frisch, Janice Elizabeth. 2014 British Influences on the American Block-Style Quilt. Journal of the British Quilt Study Group. (15)

[Thesis] Frisch, Janice Elizabeth. 2013 English, Welsh, and Irish influences on the development of the block-style quilt in the United States. M.A. Indiana University Bloomington