Owner : Etta Shantz
Early: 1897 - Late: 1930
A quilt top composed of 42 nine-patch blocks. Each block has a large square center patch surrounded by small square on the corners, and rectangular pieces between the corner squares. The blocks are arranged with their corners touching each other, creating a diamond effect, six along the ends and seven along the sides. Centers and corners of each block are pale blue prints and pale green prints; rectangular pieces are red-and-white prints. The ground fabric is cream coloured cotton (looks like sheeting or shirting material). Stamped on back of cream coloured fabric in various places: Carson... (see Provenance). Overall effect is pallid. Fabrics are possibly ca. 1892-1897 (stamped Carson...) to ca. 1930. Fully assembled, this would have been a "utility" quilt. Pieced by machine.
Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Rd. Kitchener 519-748-1914 www.region.waterloo.on.ca/doon
Region of Waterloo
Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.