Pieced and appliquéd quilt squares (3)
Cotton, pencil and ink
Three cotton quilt squares, one with pieced "Lemoyne Star," one with a "Dutch Tulip" variation motif with petal-shaped pieces, and one with appliquéd maltese cross.
The "Dutch Tulip" variation pieced square inscribed with "Miss Clara Bidwell" (INV.11961a) and the appliquéd maltese cross square inscribed "Mrs. M. Quigley" (INV.11961b) are related, as they are of similar size, white cotton ground, and hand of inscribed signatures. Their fabrics also date to the same period, c. 1870. The pieced "Lemoyne Star" (INV.11961c) square does not relate to the other two as it is of a smaller size, a slightly different white cotton ground and contains no signature.
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