Alphabet Quilt, circa 1910

Summary

Alphabet letters are often used to decorate objects, particularly those used by children. This alphabet quilt was probably made using patterns published in 1906 by the Ladies Art Company. The letters on the quilt look like they are curved—but they are actually made up of triangles, squares, rectangles, and trapezoids. Using these shapes helped avoid curved seams, which are more difficult to execute.

Alphabet letters are often used to decorate objects, particularly those used by children. This alphabet quilt was probably made using patterns published in 1906 by the Ladies Art Company. The letters on the quilt look like they are curved—but they are actually made up of triangles, squares, rectangles, and trapezoids. Using these shapes helped avoid curved seams, which are more difficult to execute.

Artifact

Alphabet quilt

Date Made

circa 1910

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Berks county 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2016.130.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.

Material

Cotton (Textile)

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