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Object Name Quilt
Object ID # 1994.8.1
Creator Overdorf, Annie Schatz, 1835-1916
Place of Origin Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Date 1880 ca.
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-73 L-74.5 inches
Description "Jerusalem Tree" Quilt comprised of thirteen complete blocks set on point. Each block averages 15.00" x 15.00" and consists of a tree motif on a pale yellow ground. The leaves are pieced together using half blocks made out of double pink cotton and the same ground fabric. The trunk is made out a black cotton with beige leaf print and flanked by two sets of right angled triangles made out plain green cotton. Located underneath the trunk is a triangle made out of the same double pink cotton. Appliquéd onto the ground are two angled leaf motifs made out the same plain green cotton, machine stitched on using green thread. In two corners, a chevron pattern has been created by pieced green cotton strips and plain yellow cotton strips. The complete blocks are surrounded by eight half blocks and four quarter blocks. There is a 3/8" wide applied binding made out of the plain green cotton. The quilt is handstitched with green thread and a SPI of 5-6. The back is comprised of a peachy/pink striped cotton, but a white cotton panel has been attached by museum staff to preserve the fragile nature of the back.
Provenance Made by Annie S. Schatz Overdorf (1835-1916), wife of John A. Overdorf (1826-1894). They resided in Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County. This quilt was later given to their granddaughter, Lizzie O. Moyer Landis (1878-1944), when she married Abraham R. Landis (1881-1944) in 1902. It was then passed down to their daughter, the donor, who used it as a table cover.
Source Gift of Edith M. Landis
Related Publications Roan, Nancy and Donald. Lest I Shall be Forgotten. Souderton, PA: Indian Valley Printing. 1993
People Overdorf, Annie S. Schatz, 1835-1916
Search Terms Jerusalem Tree
Collection Textiles-Quilts