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Autograph quilt

Probably Delaware Valley or Delaware



97 in x 87 in



Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation; gift of John A.H. Sweeney

Accession Number



The quilt is divided into sixteen squares, each with a name in the center on a white cross.  One name is William Corbit, but it may reference William Brinton Corbit (1840-1882), a physician in Philadelphia, who served in the Civil War.  He moved to Washington, DC, after his 1876 marriage.  All of the names in order are:  Elizabeth Sprenkel, Margaret Wert, Rachel Ann Sitler, Ann M. Morris, Elizabeth Riter, Charlotte Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Sarah Dritt, Elizabeth A. Mann, William Corbit, Caroline L. Burg, Susannah Jamison, Catherine Dritt, Henry Writtenhouse, Dr. W. H. Burg, Hannah Jamison.

The red, white, and green quilt is sewn in a "Chimney sweep" pattern variation.


Jessica Nicoll, Quilted for Friends: Delaware Valley Signature Quilts, 1840–1855 (Winterthur, Del.:  Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1986), 37-38.