DESCRIPTION: Silk pieced “strip” quilt comprised of alternating 3″ strips of mauve, blue, and a small blue and white check. Silk binding on right and left is blue; binding on top and bottom is brown; Backing of cotton. Quilting in variation of cross-hatching pattern; thin cotton filling; cotton backing; strips of quilt are 2 3/4″-3 3/8″ wide.
RELATED OBJECTS: An embroidered coverlet in the MESDA Collection (acc.1110.2) was made by Bess Abrams before her marriage in 1810. It is inscribed BA3/1807 in blue silk thread.