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 across the gallery, this quilt represents the collective effort of a community to express its appreciation for one of its members—here, the Reverend G. C. Warvel.

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Title

The Circuit Rider's Quilt

Origin

Ohio

Date

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 x 241.5 cm (85 3/4 x 95 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Emma B. Hodge

Reference Number

1919.535

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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