Scrap quilt, 70" x 84," made of multi-color cotton fabrics in crazy quilt style. Pieced muslin backing. Applied binding pieced of various fabrics. Marked "L A A / 6.13.34" indicating it was probably made by Leila Ann Axson (Columbia, SC) in 1934.
Pair of matching white cotton coverlets with appliqued design in pastel shades - 18 brown lattice baskets filled with purple, pink and yellow tulips, green leaves. Green sashing. Scalloped green binding on three sides, top edge hemmed. Made by Margaret Williams (Mrs. George W. Williams) in the 1930s. Donated to the Charleston Museum by maker's granddaughters, Elizabeth & Margaret Williams in 2008.
Rose of Sharon applique quilt, consisting of sixteen 14" muslin squares, each with pink and green rose pattern. Pink and green scalloped appliqued border. Green backing, turned back to front for binding. Outline and echo quilting. Made by Anne Marie Owens Thorne (Mrs. Thomas J. Thorne) in the 1930s. Donated to the Charleston Museum by the maker's grandson, Stephen T. Schachte in 2003.
White cotton coverlet, 56" x 80," with pink chain stitch embroidery forming design of 42 squares, alternating pink rosettes with blue and white flower design, black seed centers and green scroll leaves. One edge hemmed; remaining three have heavy cotton cord 2.25" fringe. Made by Cynthia Elizabeth Poyas Marvin in the 1920s. Donated to the Charleston Museum by the maker's granddaughter, Margaret Sadler Eigner in 2006.
A crib or cradle quilt measuring 41" by 31". The squares alternate: either a white border with a floral patterned fabric in center or a floral patterned border with applique on white square in center. This is a variation of the "Log Cabin" design. The border is chintz with a poppy floral pattern and the backing is a white cotton, edged with braid. It is quilted overall in a geometric design. The quilt was made, in Charleston, by Mary Louisa Schirmer, who was the donor's step-mother. The quilt was donated by Robert S. Tiedeman in June of 1948.
Chintz applique quilt consisting of 30 squares, each with different floral or bird design. Some squares initialed or signed. Blocks set with sashes of burgundy chintz and framed with white cotton and brown Greek key motif. Backing is white cotton, folded over edges to form binding. Cotton batting.
The quilt consists of nine chintz applique squares, each with an identical floral spray in center and four small sprays, one in each corner. Sashing between squares is a chintz floral strip with brown leafy scroll edging. A wide chintz floral border with large pink and red flowers and green leaves with smaller pink, brown/gold, and blue flowers. Muslin backing. Binding back to front, machine stitched. Each square is clamshell quilted and border is fan quilted. Six squares have inked names and dates.
The chintz quilt consists of twenty-five appliqued squares, each of which depicts floral motifs, including floral sprays, floral wreaths, and vases with bouquets of flowers, various birds including a rooster and a peacock, and butterflies. The squares are bordered with dark brown floral chintz sashing.
A Chintz Applique,measuring 112" by 117", from the early to mid-19th century. It has a white background with red, blue, green and brown chintz pieces in a tree-of-life design. Border is a 12" strip of chintz with floral design on background of tiny black dots. There is no batting or backing and it is not hemmed. There are at least 17 different fabrics used in the center panel. The center piece is dated from an earlier period - approximatley 15 to 20 years earlier - with the border fabric being of a later date, possibly 1850. The palm tree and bird group in the lower left corner are circa 1815. The design is influenced by Indian palampores. The quilt was made, in Charleston, by Maria Boyd Schulz, the daughter of John Christopher Schulz and Susan Flud Cantey. Maria's sister, Martha Anne (1819-1852) married Dr. Thomas L. Burden, a relative of the donor's husband. The quilt was donated by Mrs. H. S. Burden in 1970.
The center medallion is a large urn with flowers surrounded by bird motifs. A floral appliqued vine encircles the center medallion, on a muslin background. The center medallion is predominantly red, brown, green, yellow, and blue. A golden face of a bearded man crowned with a wreath of fruit and leaves is portrayed on the urn. The quilt has a pink chintz border printed with alternating designs of brown cartouches with a floral vase in the center and blue and red flowers in brown baskets.