Indiana Wreath

Indiana Wreath

1930
Artist
Charlotte Jane Whitehill, American, 1866-1964
Born: Wisconsin
Work Locations: Kansas, Denver, CO
Active Years: 1929-1945
Country
United States
Object
quilt
Medium
hand appliquéd, stuffed, and embroidered cotton; hand quilted
Accession Number
1955.56
Credit Line
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Charlotte Jane Whitehill
Charlotte Jane Whitehill (American). Indiana Wreath. 1930. hand appliquéd, stuffed, and embroidered cotton; hand quilted. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Charlotte Jane Whitehill. 1955.56.
Dimensions
length: 90 in, 228.6000 cm; width: 90.5 in, 229.8700 cm
Inscription
C J W / Indian Wreath 1930. / 1210 yds. thread in quilting
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
Named one of the one hundred best quilts of the twentieth century, Indiana Wreath was only Whitehill’s second applique quilt. Like several other Emporia quilters, Whitehall based her quilt on one made in 1858 by Elizabeth J. Hart that she saw in Marie Webster's influential 1915 book, Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them.
Known Provenance
Gifted May 1955 by the artist Charlotte Jane Cline Whitehill [Denver, CO, 1866-1964] to Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill," June 30 - December 9, 2001 (DAM)