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Fetherolf, Polly  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, wool, wool/cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
overall: 37 in x 38 in; 94 cm x 97 cm
Object Name:
quilt, crib
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Lehigh county
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
In 1977 Laura M. Trexler donated this child’s quilt made by her great-grandmother in the mid-nineteenth century. According to family history it was made for Polly’s daughter, Lucetta (1851-1934). Lucetta was married to Amos D. Trexler (1845-1915) in the early 1870s and the quilt was used for all their children, the last born in 1890. They lived in Trexler, Pennsylvania, where the family had several businesses.
The “Log Cabin”-patterned quilt is composed of four 6½-inch blocks pieced with beige and fuchsia wool and wool/cotton fabrics. A 5-inch border in beige frames the four “Log Cabin” blocks. It is machine quilted with a chain stitch.
Maria (Polly) Kistler, daughter of John Kistler and Maria Brobst, was born October 20, 1824 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. She married Daniel W. Fetherolf (b. 1821) in 1844. They farmed, and on the 1880 census were still living in Lynn Township. Maria (Polly) died in 1910 and is buried in the St. Jacobs Union Church Cemetery, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, Pennsylvania.
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Credit Line:
Gift of Laura M. Trexler
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History