Dated 1844 with signatures from numerous people that appear to be from New Jersey, including the name in the middle, Sarah V.C. Quick. With some help from Karen Bresenhan and Nancy Puentes, co-founders of the Texas Quilt Museum, this quilt was purchased for the University of Texas at Austin Briscoe Center for American History’s Quilt Collection to preserve and study this amazing quilt. You can see photos of some of the other quilts in their quilt collection HERE.
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There are 116 floral and bird appliques on the Quick Quilt.
The handwork is so tiny and precise. It can’t be seen with the naked eye, even on the small pin-width stems.
An added bonus is the series of Chinese scenes stitched on each corner.
The broderie perse border add a nice, unusual touch.
The Quick quilt is back at the University of Texas with Ms. Adams for further study. However, at some point in the future it will be displayed again. Hope you get to see it in person, but in the meantime, enjoy the pictures.