|The Charleston Museum|
Gracy Drummond's (1777 - 1847) Floral Chintz Applique Album Quilt
|Close-up of Gracy Drummond's Quilt|
1885 Chintz Applique Album Coverlet - made by ladies of Pinopolis, SC
|1885 Chintz Album Coverlet|
|Close-up of 1885 Chintz Album Quilt|
Trophy of Arms Chintz Pieced Quilt, c.1815 - probably made by Mary Withers Read
|Trophy of Arms c. 1815|
|The centre medallion|
|Close-up of 1815 Trophy of Arms Quilt|
The centre medallion shows a number of pieces of equipment used in hunting - a shield, arrows and horn. Interstingly none of the chintz was cut up, but used in its entirety. to form a series of borders. The whole has been quilted using an overlapping fan design.
Mary Withers Read was the wife of John Harleston Read (1788 - 1858); she died in 1820. It descended within the family who donated it to the museum and is thought to have been made by Mary based on the date of the fabrics.
Chintz Applique Album Quilt Top c.1847 - 1848 - made by family and friends of the Chapman family Blackville and Charleston, South Carolina
|Chapman Family Album Quilt Top c.1847 -1848|
|Close-up of block|
|Close-up of another block|
Mary Louisa Schirmer's chintz pieced and appliqued crib quilt - late 19th century
|Chintz applique and pieced crib quilt|
A variation of a log cabin quilt, with a block of chintz or a tiny piece of appliqued chintz in the centre of each block. Mary Louisa (1852 - 1941), was the daughter of Jacob Frederick Schirmer and Mary Margaret Bachman of Charleston. Mary Louisa married Otto Tiedeman, a Charleston grocer.
Aiken Basket of Flowers Chintz Applique Quilt - c.1840
|Aiken quilt c.1840|
|Close-up of centre basket|
|Close-up of wreath in border|
Tree of Life Applique Quilt c.1833 - probably made by Margaret Eliza Darley Seyle Burges
|Burges Quilt c.1833|
|Close-up of top right corner and border|
|Close-up of peacock|
Margaret (1804-1877) was the daughter of Samuel Seyle and Mary Susannah Wesner from Charleston. She married James Burges jr. in 1829 and the quilt was passed down through the family before being donated to the museum by her great grand-son in 2010.
That's part 1! I hope you have enjoyed the show! It has taken me a few days to upload these, so I'll publish the remaining quilts in part 2 later this week.