DESCRIPTION: Jacquard Coverlet, signed corner blocks; design consist of birds (parrots), flowers (roses), leaves, star design on beige background with navy/black and red. Birds are bi-colored red/black, flowers are black and and bi-colored red and blue, stars – bi-colored red and blue.
A seam where the two pieces have been sewn together runs down the middle. Fringe is tri-colored, alternating black, red, and blue on two sides.
Some of Hugh Wilson’s corner blocks after 1849, such as this example, include both “Kentucky” and “Indiana”. By 1850 Hugh Wilson had moved northwest to Hendricks County, Indiana. Rather than make an entirely new pattern for his name block, he added “Indiana H” and modified the Jacquard card to strike through “Kentucky.”