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Pattern Names: Lauck Quilt
Top By: Lauck, Amelia Heiskell
Period: 1800-1849
Date: circa 1820
Location Made: Winchester, Virginia (VA) USA
Project Name: Permanent Collection
Contributor: DAR Museum
ID Number: 2006.3.1
Layout Format: Medallion or framed center
Quilt Size: 85 inches x 87 inches
Fabrics: Cotton, Print, Solid/plain
Colors: Pink, White
Construction: Hand Piecing, Hand Applique, Stuffed work
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Unknown
Other Notes: See DAR 87.50 for quilt by same maker. See 2006.3.2 for quilt from same family. Amelia Heiskell [1760-1842] was the wife of Peter Lauck [1754-1839]a Revolutionary War veteran who ran the Red Lion Inn in Winchester Virginia. They had eleven children, six that lived to adulthood. Four extremely similar quilts made by her survive. Three are inscribed to three of her chiildren. Two are in the DAR Museum collection, two are in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg. This one was made for her youngest son William who married Eliza Jane Sowers in 1830. The quilt is inscribed "Presented by their Mother to W&E Lauck" (in banner in eagle's beak in center medallion). The quilt may have been made closer to the 1823 date of the other quilt made for daughter Rebecca [87.50] and presented to William and his wife upon their marriage.
Inscription: Presented by their Mother to W and E Lauck
Detail Images:

Stuffed eagle quilting
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