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.
Pieced Star of Bethlehem quilt, radiating from center red star - diamonds in red, brown, and blues. Vase of flowers chintz applique in each corner on muslin ground, 3 sprays of chintz applique flowers between star points. Narrow border, then pieced diamond border, then two more narrow borders. Muslin backing, woven tape binding. Cross-hatch quilting and floral quilting. Descended in Eason family of Charleston. Donated to the Charleston Museum by Thomas Dotterer Eason and Ann Eason in 2005.
The quilt depicts forty-nine squares with a cluster of grapes in each block. The blocks are separated by green calico sashing. The border is floral chintz. Predominate shades include pink and green. Muslin backing, thin batting and binding.
Chintz applique quilt with a center medallion depicting a basket of fruit (single printed motif) encircled by eight smaller fruit baskets on a muslin ground. There is a pair of birds with flowers in each corner (pheasants). The border is composed of a line of small fruit baskets, each encircled with a floral wreath to form a scalloped outer border of bouquets and circular motifs on a radish-pink background. Woven tape binding on all four sides. The quilting pattern is around each applique and printed motif with overall background quilting of floral vines. The red-pink portion of the border has diagonal line quilting . Cotton batting; backing of natural muslin, four long panels sewn together.
White background with central medallion depicting the Hunt Cornucopia. Central medallion encircled by appliqued wreath. Appliqued pheasants, various other birds, and flowers outside the wreath, all surrounded by chintz floral border, surrounded by white cambric border, with outer border of floral and bird motifs. Quilt center is the same as quilt in Smithsonian from the William Alston Plantation "Fairfield-on-the-Waccamaw."
Letter from John Laurens to Francis Kinloch regarding foreign travel in Europe and the state of American political affairs. Laurens proceeds to outline the South Carolinian officials who are to attend the General Congress gathering that will soon take place in Philadelphia or New York.
Letter from William Pierce to William Davies regarding the general status of the American troops; in Charleston and Virginia in particular. In the last paragraph Pierce expresses the imminence of an attack.