Bedcover (Star Variation Quilt)

A work made of cotton, plain weave and plain weaves; printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weave; backed with cotton, plain weaves; pieced; cotton batting; quilted.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave and plain weaves; printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weave; backed with cotton, plain weaves; pieced; cotton batting; quilted.

Date:

1831

Artist:

Atrributed to Margaret Blean (American, 1811-1887)
United States, Pennsylvania, Possibly Newville

About this artwork

This bedcover is attributed to Margaret Blean, the daughter of Robert Blean (1770–1848) and Mary Craig (1770–1833). She was born in Newville, Pennsylvania, and married John Work (1807–1899) in 1837; the couple lived in Illinois. This piece was probably made for her hope or dowry chest. The donor of the bedcover, Mary Work (1846–1932), was the daughter of the maker.

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Artist

Mrs. Margaret Blean

Title

Bedcover (Star Variation Quilt)

Origin

United States

Date

1831

Medium

Cotton, plain weave and plain weaves; printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weave; backed with cotton, plain weaves; pieced; cotton batting; quilted

Dimensions

263.5 x 228.3 cm (103 3/4 x 89 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Work

Reference Number

1919.825

Extended information about this artwork

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