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Quilt

Artist/Maker:
Sullivan, Maria
Place Made:
Walkertown area Forsyth County North Carolina
Date Made:
1842-1845
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
LOA 93 3/4; WOA 76 1/2
Accession Number:
4345
Description:
MAKER: Maria Sullivan was born December 20, 1829, in North Carolina to Thomas (1795-1873) and Alice (1794-1861) Sullivan. According to family tradition, she made this quilt when she was thirteen or fourteen years old. She married William Franklin Clayton on December 21, 1854, and died March 15, 1868. She lived in the Walkertown area of Forsyth County.

DESCRIPTION: Quilt pattern is called “Carolina Lily”. All cotton calico pieced quilt; red and green calico on white ground with alternating squares of appliqued peonies in red and green and diagonally quilted white squares; nine rows with seven squares per row. Border is a floral pattern in browns and blue; backing is white cotton; quilting is 10-11 stitches to the inch. Border is approximately 7″ deep on sides and 7 1/4″-7 1/2″ deep on top and bottom.

Credit Line:
Gift of Betty Sparger Bailey in memory of Lula M. Clayton Ashby