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Wholecloth Quilt
Maker unknown
Kingston, New York
75 1/4” x 90 3/4”
MSUM 2007:116.1
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan StateUniversity Museum

There is a label on the quilt that indicates it was loaned at some point to either a museum, an historical society, or other civic group for an exhibition. The label reads: "Loaned by the Misses Du Bois, 49 Washington Ave. Quilt belonging to Rachel Hardenberg Married in 1781 to Captain Matthew Jansen."

Rachel Hardenberg was the niece of Johannes G. Hardenberg (1731-1812) who settled in the Hudson Valley. Objects from his home have been collected by the Winterthur Museum. Captain Matthew Jansen belonged to the Ulster County Militia [New York] who fought at different periods from October 25, 1775 until 1782 in the Revolutionary War. They had seven children and belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church.

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