Decorative Quilts and Coverlets of Western Franklin County

Dublin Core

Title

Decorative Quilts and Coverlets of Western Franklin County

Subject

Quilts and quilting: Massachusetts, Franklin County

Description

A collection of autograph and other decorative quilts and coverlets donated to the Charlemont Historical Society. The quilts were handmade and hand-tied by women of Western Franklin County.

Publisher

Charlemont Historical Society

Date

2016-06-14

Rights

Images may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use, but may not be used for commercial purposes without permission from the Charlemont Historical Society.

Format

4 bed quilts, 2 with autographs
1 handwoven coverlet

Items in the Decorative Quilts and Coverlets of Western Franklin County Collection

Dresden Plate Autograph Quilt
A hand-made, hand-tied, bed quilt sewn and autographed by women of Western Franklin County. The quilt consists of 16 squares arranged in 4 rows. Each square includes a 19 petal flower with a yellow center which may also be known as the Dresden…

Jillson Quilt
Eight point star quilt. The quilt is backed with white fabric, which is stamped "L.N. Jillson."

Basket Quilt
Cotton quilt with two distinct sides. The front has a repeating pattern of four small, multi-colored baskets enclosed in a brown diamond border. The back has a pink floral pattern with small patches of a different, darker pink or red floral pattern.…

Tan and Blue Handwoven Coverlet
Handwoven, tan and blue coverlet made in the mid 1870s. Donated to the Charlemont Historical Society by Blanche Hunt (Mrs. Walter Hunt) on June 26, 1974.

Snowflake Autograph Quilt
A hand-made, hand-tied, bed quilt sewn and autographed by women of Western Franklin County. The quilt consists of 41 diamond blocks arranged in rows. Each diamond may contain a variation of the Snowflake quilt pattern. The center square of each…