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Hexagon mosaic quilt featuring many different printed cotton fabrics on a white ground. Pattern is an unusual variation of Mosaic, Honeycomb, or Grandmother's Flower Garden. Vibrant red cotton binding. Hand-pieced and quilted. Made by either Mary Jane Ordway Rice or Martha Sherwood Southwick, who both lived in New York and died in the 1880s. The quilt was passed down in the family of M.F. and Ella Southwick, who settled in Clifton, Kansas, in 1882 and later moved to Topeka.
Creator: Southwick, Martha Sherwood
Date: between 1840 and 1860
Item Number: 220861
KSHS Identifier: 1955.69.1
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1840s
Date - 1854-1860
Date - 1861-1869
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Other States - New York
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts