Princess Feather Quilt

Princess Feather Quilt

1860s
Artist
Sally Rivers
Locale
Alabama
Country
United States
quilt
Hand pieced, hand appliqué and hand quilted cotton
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Patricia J. and Samuel C. Lukens III in memory of Laura Adele Rivers
2013.404
Sally Rivers. Princess Feather Quilt. 1860s. Hand pieced, hand appliqué and hand quilted cotton . Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Patricia J. and Samuel C. Lukens III in memory of Laura Adele Rivers. 2013.404.
Dimensions
height: 78 in, 198.1200 cm; width: 80 in, 203.2000 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
A red, eight-feathered motif swirls in each block. Extensive quilting covers the background and borders and creates a plant between each of the plumes. Family tradition identifies the maker as Sally Rivers, who lived on a farm outside Thomasville, Alabama, during the Civil War. The quilt was passed down in the family until given to the museum last year. It joins other Princess Feather quilts in the collection, some of which are illustrated nearby.