Scrap quilt made by Elizabeth Salter Smith

Created by
Salter Smith, Elizabeth Anne, American, born 1850
Medium
cotton, linen, synthetic fiber, batting, and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D: 73 1/2 × 70 1/2 × 1/4 in. (186.7 × 179.1 × 0.6 cm)
Type
quilts
Date
1910-1950
Description
Scrap quilt made by Elizabeth Salter Smith using a mixture of solid, woven, and printed fabric in various weaves and fibers. Most of the fabrics are cotton. The top is made up of pieces of fabrics in rectangle, square, and triangle shapes sewn together without distinct rows or columns. The back of the quilt is a burgundy and orange striped plaid with a strip of gold and black plaid along the bottom side. The edges of the backing fabric are turned to the front and hand sewn to form the binding, with all of the corners rounded. Batting is placed between the top and back, with hand-quilting in white thread in a scalloped design holding the layers together. A strip of Velcro is sewn along the back top edge. A fabric label with handwritten text in black ink reading "WHITLEY / 2 / 74" L x 72" W" is sewn at the back proper left bottom corner.
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number
2013.215.12
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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