Quilts of the Animas Museum

Doll Quilts

Doll Quilt

Date: circa 1930

Materials: cotton, silk, wool, rayon

Techniques: pieced by hand and machine, tied

Block pattern: variation of Basement Window (Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman, #2815b)

Maker: unknown

Gift of Judith McDaniel Harris

Catalog Number: 01.19.24

Barbara Turner McDaniel played with her dolls in the 1930s. She brought them to school for her students in the 1970s at Riverview School. Might she have helped her mother make this quilt, as many other girls did in order to learn to sew?

Doll Quilt

Date: unknown

Materials: cotton, nylon binding

Techniques: machine pieced and quilted, no batting

Block pattern: plain, unpieced blocks

Maker: unknown

Gift of Judith Carolyn McDaniel Harris

Catalog Number: 01.19.12

Probably belonged to Barbara Jean Turner McDaniel and used with her doll Carolyn Virginia.

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