Pair of Tulip pattern autograph or signature quilts, probably Pennsylvania, 3rd quarter 19th century, each 55" x 94". Hand stitched applique red and yellow tulips with green leaves and sawtooth border on ivory ground with ivory backing. The quilts contain several inked signatures in period script, possibly from a quilting bee, including Mrs. Sarah Hartman, Aunt Harriett Miller, Mrs. Catherine Herr, H.F. Hartman, Annie E. Hartman, Kate F. McCormick, Catherine Sigmund, Mrs. S.H. Rite, Emma F. Herr, M.J. Leidy, Mrs. T.A. McCormick, Maggie E. Rote, Lottie Bressler, Sallie A. Herr, and T.C. Wilson. 1880 Census records for Lamar Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania has Catherine Sigmund, age 55, living next door to Sarah Rite, age 39. CONDITION: Possibly cut down from a single large quilt. Some water staining to borders; minor foxing. One small repaired tear to one quilt.
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