Reel pattern applique quilt

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Titles Reel pattern applique quilt
Description Trundle bed-sized applique block quilt in a Reel pattern with thirty-two completed squares and eighteen partial squares of calico applique on an off-white ground. The blocks are joined by off-white strips. According to records maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the quilt was originally owned by an enslaved woman named Cheatham. After the Civil War, Cheatham traveled to Minnesota with her two daughters, Lizzie and Ellen, but died soon thereafter. When Mrs. Elias Connor (the mother of the quilt's eventual donor) hired the surviving daughters to work for her, they gave her the quilt as a gift and she completed its squares, which until that time had been unfinished.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 74 1/2 inches width
76 3/4 inches length
Nomenclature quilt
Materials cotton (textile)
Creation Made by: Cheatam, Mrs.
Made by: Connor, Hannah Rollins
Made in: Minnesota, United States
Made by: African Americans
Made in: Missouri, United States
Subjects Slavery--United States.
Household. Linens. Bedding. Quilts
Dates Creation: Approximately 1865 - Approximately 1869
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2257 (Accession Number)

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