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Quilt

Artist/Maker:
Wimberly, Sarah
Place Made:
Augusta Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
1845-1855
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 109; WOA: 106
Accession Number:
3023
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Chintz applique quilt worked in squares with large floral applique from imported English chintz in center of each square, surrounded by a printed floral border edged with woven tape. There is a signature in ink near bottom center: “Sarah Wimberly” written within a branch and leaf design.

Sarah Kent was born in 1810 to John Kent (1761-1815) and Rachel (Barnett) Kent (1770-1813). Sarah married Richard Columbus Wimberly (1810-1877) in 1836 in Richmond County, Georgia. The 1850 census shows them living outside Augusta, Georgia where Richard is listed as a farmer. The slave schedule of the same year shows them owning two slaves.

History:
This quilt was given to the donor, Elizabeth Allen Watson, by her aunt, Frances McCoy Garvin who was the daughter of Charles Daniel McCoy (1845-1904) of Augusta, Georgia and later of Charleston, South Carolina. No known relationship has been established between the maker of the quilt, Sarah Wimberly and Charles McCoy.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth Allen Watson