Album Quilt: Lennartson Family Pattern

Album Quilt: Lennartson Family Pattern

1945
Artist
Charlotte Jane Whitehill, American, 1866-1964
Born: Wisconsin
Work Locations: Kansas, Denver, CO
Active Years: 1929-1945
Locale
Denver, CO
quilt
hand appliquéd cotton; hand quilted
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Charlotte Jane Whitehill
1955.61
Charlotte Jane Whitehill (American). Album Quilt: Lennartson Family Pattern. 1945. hand appliquéd cotton; hand quilted. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Charlotte Jane Whitehill. 1955.61.
Dimensions
height: 82 in, 208.2800 cm; width: 84 in, 213.3600 cm
Inscription
Made in 1945 by C J W / Pattern given me by Hazel Cline Lennartson
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
Hazel Cline Lennartson gave this pattern to Whitehill. The orignal quilt was probably made as a gift for a bride in the Lennartson family, with each of her friends or family members contributing a block. In the second quarter of the nineteenth century, quilts were often made by a group of family and friends. Each person would contribute a block, sometimes signed and dated, which would be joined to the work of others. The completed quilt was frequently a going away present for a beloved member of the community or a gift for a bride-to-be. The pattern of this mid-twentieth-century example comes from a quilt made about a century earlier
Known Provenance
Gifted May 1955 by the artist Charlotte Jane Cline Whitehill [Denver, CO, 1866-1964] to Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Time Warp: Historicism in Textile Design," April 24 - October 10, 1999 (DAM)
  • "Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill," June 30 - December 9, 2001 (DAM)

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