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    • Log Cabin quilt

    • Quilting
    • Scrap fabric cotton "Log Cabin" quilt consisting of rows of light and dark toned fabrics. The centers of each block is red, symbolizing the fireplace of a log cabin home.
    • Crazy quilt

    • Quilting;
    • Hand pieced "Crazy" quilt composed of velvet and silk pieces of fabric (30 squares). There is extensive embroidery covering the front of the quilt. Predominant colors are dark blue and brown, in solid, plaid, striped and figured fabric. The border...
    • Pillow, Crazy pattern top

    • Quilting--Patterns--Design; Quilting;
    • Pillow, black velvet backing with a crazy pattern top. Silk fabrics, embroidery throughout, including flowers, a moon, children, a butterfly, and circles. Stitches include: herringbone, chain, seed, feather, french knots and fly stitch.
    • Emery pincushion, strawberry shaped

    • Pincushions;
    • Emery pincushion, white strawberry with light blue silk embroidered seeds and leaves. Small light blue silk loop at the top center. Pincushion was darned.; Emery pincushions were filled with the mineral ""emery"", which was usually a dust or sand...
    • Cushion or pincushion cover (unfinished)

    • Pincushions; Beads;
    • Rectangular shaped light blueish gray stiffened mesh, with a central oval shaped floral design in Berlin work and beadwork. The floral design has a central composition, with flowers in white and brown and leaves in gray. Around the central floral...
    • Emery pincushion, strawberry shaped

    • Pincushions;
    • Emery pincushion, red strawberry with yellow silk embroidered through out to resemble seeds. Top has embroidered green leaves with a green silk loop at the very top.; Emery pincushions were filled with the mineral ""emery"", which was usually a...
    • Cross-stitch markings

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    • Examples of cross stitch marking on domestic textiles and historical clothing. Several of the markings were found on chemises, nightgowns, camisoles, petticoats and men shirts. Initials for Hylah Bevier Hasbrouck (H. B, HHB, H. HB), Laura Tallmadge...
    • Black and white check child's dress and pincushions

    • Pincushions;
    • Child's dress in black and red check twill woven cotton, with pipe seams at tightly gathered waistband and shoulders. Off the shoulder puffed sleeves with embroidered scalloped edging. Seven white buttons down the backside. Drawstring closer at...
    • Hexagon pincushion

    • Pincushions; Quilting;
    • Nineteen hexagon patches (with paper still inside) have been sewn together to form this pincushion which has been finished off with silk fringe similar to that used on women's clothing in the 1850s and '60s. The color combination and patterns seem...
    • Huswif with glazed cotton block and roller prints

    • Huguenots;
    • Hand sewn, rectangular shaped bag with rounded closure. The bag fabric is brown and white striped with alternating rows of white diamonds and a sprig design. The huswif was found inside the bag at Locust Lawn. The huswif is also hand sewn,...
    • Huswif with roller prints

    • Huguenots;
    • Hand sewn, rectangular shaped with one rounded end. The back of the huswif is a pinkish orange cotton fabric with a brown sprig design. The rounded end is a red fabric with a large rose, block printed in red and blue. The entire huswif is edged in...
    • Pincushion (Barrel shaped)

    • Pincushions;
    • Very colorful embroidered barrel shaped pincushion in green, blue, gold, red, tan and pink. Each color is embroidered in horizontal rows, in which each is incorporated into a vertical piping design. The piping design starts at the top and continues...
    • Pincushion (Geometric design)

    • Pincushions; Huguenots;
    • Pillow shaped pincushion, with a geometric design on one side. Pincushion is an example of Berlin work. The overall central design is a diamond, with a clover like design in the middle in reds and outlined in yellow and black. The indented edges of...

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