There are 7 other images of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

1995

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2017

2022

  • You found it!

Patchwork Quilt Top, Wild Goose Chase

This is a Patchwork quilt top. It was made by Martha Brownlee. It is dated 1825–1850 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is pieced and sewn patchwork of printed and unprinted plain weave fabrics. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Elinor Merrell. It is credited Bequest of Elinor Merrell.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 280 x 230cm (110 1/4 x 90 9/16in.)

It has the following markings

It is inscribed

Handwritten in ink on label stitched to reverse: Made by Martha Brownlee born 1 Nov. 1801 Mother of Mary Brownlee Meloy

Cite this object as

Patchwork Quilt Top, Wild Goose Chase; Made by Martha Brownlee ; USA; cotton; H x W: 280 x 230cm (110 1/4 x 90 9/16in.); Bequest of Elinor Merrell; 1995-50-383

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18683031/ |title=Patchwork Quilt Top, Wild Goose Chase |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 September 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>