American Quilt Study – part 4

Broderie-perse gradually gave way to appliqué.  The below wall hanging is appliqué with embroidery.  In 1840 the embroidery was done with a heavy thread and we would tend to call it crewel work.  I am trying to place to pictures so that you will get the idea of the continuous piece.   I have cropped the pictures but have not succeeded in getting them all to scale.  Turn your head or laptop sideways!

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I trust that you have enjoyed seeing Charleston from the view of a women in the 1800s.  The story is that the family at one time divided the work so that each sibling could have a part of it.  Later it was wisely put  back together and donated it to the Charleston Museum for all to enjoy the work on an ancestor.

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