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The Circuit Rider's Quilt

A work made of appliquéd quilt; dyed and printed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton thread and metallic braid embroidery; ink signatures.
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  • A work made of appliquéd quilt; dyed and printed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton thread and metallic braid embroidery; ink signatures.

Date:

c. 1862

Artist:

United States, Ohio, Miami

About this artwork

A circuit rider was a traveling preacher who served a circuit of small communities located outside a central town. Like the Friendship Quilt, this quilt represents the collective effort of a community to express its appreciation for one of its members—here, the Reverend G. C. Warvel.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

The Circuit Rider's Quilt

Origin

Ohio

Date

Made 1857–1867

Medium

Appliquéd quilt; dyed and printed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton thread and metallic braid embroidery; ink signatures

Inscriptions

Inscription (left side): " Presented to the Rev. G. C. Warvel by the Class of Low Chapel, Miami, A.C.U.B.Ch." (Individual signatures in sepia ink throughout)

Dimensions

215 × 241.5 cm (85 3/4 × 95 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Emma B. Hodge

Reference Number

1919.535

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