Kentucky Rose

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Pattern Names: Missouri Rose, Roses and Plumes; Princess Feather
Top By: McClure, Mary Marcella Howard; Killian, Marth Ann McClure
Quilted By: Killian, Martha Ann McClure, McClure, Mary Marcella Howard
Period: 1850-1875
Date: Late 1840s or 1850s
Location Made: North Carolina (NC) United States
Project Name: Southern Appalachian Quilts
Contributor: Mountain Heritage Center
ID Number: MHC2001.05.001a
Brackman Number: 45.26 variation
Layout Format: Block pattern
Quilt Size: 96 1/2" x 82 1/2"
Fabrics: Cotton, Solid/plain, Print
Colors: Red, Orange, Green, White, Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange
Construction: Hand Piecing, Hand Applique, Other novelty technique
Quilting Techniques: Stuffed work, Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Unknown
Other Notes: The owners state that the family story about this quilt is as follows: "Some of the information is family lore through our grandmother and some is from histories developed by various family members. The quilt supposedly was buried during the Civil War to keep it safe from Federal troops, probably stationed in east Tennessee. Another version has it that the family silver was wrapped in the quilt and buried to protect it from theft by the troops."
Related Items/Publications: Documented by the North Carolina Quilt Project. Label reads: 1985-1986 North Carolina Quilt Project N.C. Museum of History #FF67
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