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Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1998.48.01
Accession number 1998.48.01
Artist Hiestand, Hannah B. (Kratz) attributed to
Place of Origin Probably Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Year Range to 1860
Year Range from 1850
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-81.5 L-86.25 inches
Length (ft) 7.188
Length (in) 86.25
Width (ft) 6.792
Width (in) 81.5
Description Signature Quilt comprised of thirty-two blocks with stamped names set on point. Each block averages 9.50" x 9.50" blocks and is made of various printed and green cotton pieced squares set on point and half blocks of printed yellow cottons. In the center of each block is a plain cotton square with a stamped named. For a complete list of names and block location please contact SLHC. It should be noted that husbands and wives are pieced from the same fabric. Separating each block is a 3.75" wide sashing made of dark green cotton with black floral print. The border consists of double pink printed cotton triangles and 1/4" wide foldover binding from front to back. The back is comprised of a blue cotton with a brown and white stylized feather print.


Condition Good
Condition date 2012-03-30
Condition Notes holes and tears; has been washed; stained
Provenance Attributed to Hannah B. (Kratz) Hiestand (1857-1937), wife of Nathaniel B. Hiestand (1857-1929). They resided in Hereford Township, Berks County, adjacent to the property which is presently the Cab Frye Restaurant and Cab Hotel. The quilt was passed down to their daughter, Lizzie K. (Hiestand) Lehman (1891-?).
People Hiestand, Hannah (Kratz)
Hiestand, Hannah
Kratz, Hannah
Notes Jacob K. Boorse, Mary Boorse, Mary Boorse, Katharine Boorse, Jacob Boorse, Mary Y. Krieble, Henry C. Boorse, Susanna Boorse, Elizabeth Boorse, John Boorse, Rachel O. Boorse, Henry K. Boorse, Julian Bean, Samuel B. Bean, Daniel Kratz, Hannah Kratz, James Lloyd, Katharine Lloyd, Daniel B. Beyer, Katharine A. Beyer, Katharine Boorse, Daniel C. Boorse, Jacob S. Bean, Katharine Bean, Margret Boorse, Hubert Boorse, Elizabeth Beyer, Jacob Beyer, Magdelena Beyer, Katharine Ruth, Elias Cassel, Mary Cassel
Credit line GIFT OF MRS. GRISELDA GEHMAN SHELLY
Search Terms Friendship Quilt
Signature Quilt