9-patch, set on point. 72 blocks with 5 squares of print fabric and 4 of white. Setting blocks are white. Variety of print fabric. Many are light blue, pink, tan or some combination of those colors. Few are dark indigo. Border has a red ground with brown birds (pheasant) and plants that look like cotton bolls and leaves. Each solid block has a different quilting design. One block has the initials C.A.N. and the date 1831 quilted in it. Border is quilted in gentle curves. Quilt has cotton batting. Cotton plant trash or refuse can be seen. Binding is the back of the quilt rolled to the front and stitched. Embroidered in red in the lower LH corner is the date 1831.
This information from the donor:
"Believed to have been made by Mrs. Abraham Neisswanger. Born in Jamestown PA during the Jamestown flood. She was Lorene (Weiser) Trump's great, great grandmother. This quilt traveled to Iowa in a covered wagon from Ohio with Amanda Jane (Hammond) Peitzman and Henry F. Peitzman, a newly married couple who were homesteading in Iowa. Amanda Jane had been a bond girl to a family who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania and was paid $8.00 per year, plus board. She met Henry in Ohio. She bought red print fabric and made a new dress to be married in.
The late Lorene Trump of Ames acquired the family quilt in 1940. She gave it to me (Patricia Wood) in 1995 since we were close friends and co-workers in a major church project, and she knew I would appreciate it and know how to properly care for a fragile quilt. She said she had other quilts for her family that were suitable for household use. "
Nice variety of fabrics. Good study piece.
|Dimensions||H-97 W-76 inches|
|Provenance||Patricia A. Wood|