1st item: Irish Chain pieced quilt made of cotton prints and solids in red, black, claret, and white. Quilt is hand-pieced and hand-quilted. Penciled quilting lines are still visible. Binding is attached by sewing machine and the backing is an off-white thin cotton fabric. An undated 1st Prize blue ribbon for the "Old Quilts Category" in Gray, Tennessee accompanies the quilt. 68 1/2" x 83". Circa 1910. 2nd item: Irish Chain pattern cotton quilt in primary colors of printed red and green, all pieced and quilted by hand with an overall cross-hatched quilting design. The medium-green binding along the edges and curved corners was hand applied separately. 70" x 85". Circa 1890-1910. 3rd item: Pieced cotton quilt featuring an original variation of Whig's Defeat, stitched in colors of red and tan (originally green) on a white ground. The quilt is all pieced, appliqued and quilted by hand. 87" x 75 1/2". Circa 1895.
Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.
1st item: Unwashed. Minor 2-inch stain on top along fold line. Back has minor darkening along the fold line. 2nd item: Top has staining along folds as well as some general discoloration and minor spotting. The backing has a stain on binding edge that bled through to the front. 3rd item: Quilt is unwashed with visible penciled quilting lines. Small 1/4-inch stains on top. Scattered minor stains and discoloration along the fold lines are visible on backing.