Elaborately quilted red and green appliqué quilt in Coxcomb and Currents pattern (also known as Flowering Almond). Embroidered at center in pale blue with maker's name and date: "ELIZABETH STARK 1853." Stark was born in Ohio in 1833, married John Whitlow in 1857, and came to Kansas with her young family around 1868. Elizabeth spent the majority of her life in Topeka, living well into the 20th century. This quilt was passed down to her daughter, Lillian Whitlow Johnson.
Creator: Stark, Elizabeth E.
Item Number: 220860
KSHS Identifier: 1955.62.1
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1800-1854 - 1853
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Other States - Indiana
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts