103" x 105"
Cotton with cotton filling
Photo by Sharon Risedorph and Lynn Kellner, all rights
reserved by MSU Museum
This mint-condition, cut-out chintz applique quilt is an excellent
example of how early 19th century quiltmakers could make expensive
chintz fabrics go further to good effect. After 1858, textile manufacturers
began producing less-expensive fabrics for the express purpose of
using them on quilts in this manner.