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Object ID Number SAM 1942.3
Object Name Quilt
Artist Ross, Sarah Elizabeth Bryan
Title Quilt
Date 1862
Culture American
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Lillian Ross Goodwin
Exhibit Label This quilt employs two quilting techniques: “broderie perse” and “trapunto.” Broderie perse refers to the appliqué of painted chintz cut from other fabrics and placed onto the surface of a quilt to create new patterns and designs. This can be seen in the flowers on this quilt, they are appliquéd to the surface using a blanket stitch. These are further embellished with appliqués of cotton, such as the flower pots and vines. Trapunto can be observed in the white areas of the quilt, where the stitches surround stuffing to create intricate three-dimensional designs. If you look closely, you will see that each white area is decorated with different trapunto designs: some floral, some geometric, and even an eagle can be found.

This quilt was made by Sarah Elizabeth Bryan (S.E.B.), later Sarah Ross, while living with her family in Missouri when she would have been around the age of 24.
Medium Cotton/Chinz
Material Cotton/Chinz/Thread
Image size 89" H x 85" W
Signed Name "S.E.B. 1862"
Signature Location Lower left corner
Currently on view No
People Ross, Sarah Elizabeth Bryan
Subjects Quilt
Hand Stitched
Broderie perse