DESCRIPTION: Cotton ground with appliqued cutout motif from imported chintz fabrics; homespun linen backing. Chintz fabric appliqued in a buttonhole stitch; it is quilted in a clamshell and cross-hatch design.
RELATED OBJECTS: Another chintz applique quilt made by Margaret Salena Perkins is in the MESDA Collection (acc.1187.1).
The quilt descended from the maker, Margaret Salena Perkins Laxton, to her son, Dr. Joseph Lavender Laxton (1838-1908), to his unmarried daughters, then to the donor. It came into the MESDA Collection in 1965.