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Quilters follow artistic patterns based on tradition and their own inherent skill. This mosaic or honeycomb quilt was an elegant one made of silk and velvet sewn onto a black background. It was made around 1875 by Kate Melvina Newton (1851-1911) of Greenfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of John and Angeline Newton. Kate married her sister Anna's widower, Solon J. Wiley, who was a wealthy manufacturer in Greenfield.


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Mosaic or Honeycomb Quilt

creator   Kate Melvina Newton Wiley (1855-1911)
date   c. 1870
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   69.0"
length   65.5"
process/materials   silk, velvet
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles
accession #   #1975.02

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Kate Melvina Newton Wiley (1851-1911)

"The Deerfield Renaissance" from New England Magazine

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