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Album Quilt

Artist/Maker:
Guyton, Mary
Place Made:
Harford County Maryland United States of America
Date Made:
1840-1853
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 93 3/4; WOA: 94
Accession Number:
3678
Description:
MAKER: Mary Guyton (1816-1899) was the daughter of Edward Mitchell Guyton (1781-1860) and Elinor Demoss (1786-1826) of Harford County, Maryland. She married James Flannigan Beatty (1820-1890) before 1855 in Harford County.

DESCRIPTION: Appliqued album styler quilt; cotton with cotton appliques and thread; straight edge is bordered with sawtooth pattern in green; executed in a floral motif consisting of various floral designs on squares including wreath, tulip, bird on bough, flowers in baskets etc.; in primarily red and green fabrics against white background. Quilted all over (except appliqued areas) in double-row herringbone; border depth is 4 5/8″ deep and has mitred corners; bedcover consists of 25 squares each measuring 17″ x 17″.

History:
The quilt descended in the family line before coming to MESDA in 1985.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Mateyka