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Featured quilt: Whig Rose Quilt
Accession number H11302

Description of Top
Red, pink, green, and yellow appliqué on white ground quilt (87 ½" x 88 ½") with floral border. Pattern identified as Whig Rose. Quilt top is cotton. Fabric patterns are printed including dot and floral. Solids are also evident. Structure consists of nin appliqué blocks (@ 23 ½" x 24 3/8" each) in a 3 x 3 set. Block orientation is straight. Basic and reverse appliqué techniques are present. Invisible hand stitches are used to secure design. Quilt has one 8" wide border that carries a vine and floral appliqué design.

Quilt Back
Muslin in two pieces.

Hand-quilted with very fine stitches (@13-14 stitches per inch), heavy in quantity. Filler and outline quilting techniques evident. Patterns include feathers, leaves, and fleur de lis.

Edges are straight, corners are square. Red binding is applied and is cut on grain.

Minimal damage: some stains and small tears/holes.

SC states that this quilt can "safely be placed between 1835 and 1845—unless the maker changed both her politics and her best quilt's name, after she had completed it."

Descriptive data collected by Elizabeth Hoffman and Shannon Myers, January 2001

Whig Rose Quilt, circa 1840
Whig Rose Quilt, circa 1840

Whig Rose block detail
Whig Rose block detail

Fabric detail
Fabric detail

Border detail Border detail

Oregon State University Horner Museum Collection
sponsored and supported in part by the
Horner Museum Fund


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Philomath, Oregon
The Benton County Historical Society is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its mission is to:

  1. Preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world;
  2. Enrich people's lives through exhibitions and educational programs.