Overall: 82 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 209.6 x 181.6 x 0.6 cm )
stamped: on one corner of obverse: "Mary E. Vail" handwritten in ink: on cloth tag pinned to one corner of reverse: "K7083"
Pieced predominantly white cotton quilt with repeated octagonal figure composed of brown, red, and blue striped, printed, and plaid pieces; tied with brown, red, blue, and green yarn; brown on beige floral print backing.
This quilt passed through several generations of the Vail family, according to information supplied by the donor. Its original owners were probably Luther Vail (1785-1871) and Mary (Smith) Vail (1786-1856), the donor's great-grandfather and great-grandmother.
Gift of Dr. R. W. G. Vail
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.