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Appliqué quilts involve sewing small pieces of fabrics, cut to shape, onto a larger piece to create a specific design. This coverlet is named "peony," and is composed of red and green pieces to form flower shapes on a white ground. The fabric is cotton, which became more readily available in the early 19th century. Made between 1830 and 1850, it is attributed to Miss Fanny Hoyt Wilson or to her mother, Betsy Hoyt Wilson of Deerfield, Massachusetts and is intended to cover a bed.


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Peony Quilt

creator   Betsey Hoyt Wilson [Attributed to] (1783-1860)
creator   Fanny Hoyt Wilson [Attributed to] (1817-1907)
date   1830-1850
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   99.0"
width   96.0"
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles
accession #   #1905.03

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"The Deerfield Renaissance" from New England Magazine

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