Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Antique Signature Quilt from New Jersey 1850

chimney album signature quilt from Hunterdon County, New Jersey. I'll post some close-ups below. Main surname is Hoppough and was likely made for Elizabeth Hoppough whose name and birth date of 1835 are listed in a center block and her parents are also on the quilts as well as their next door neighbor Elizabeth Neighbor (no, I can't make this stuff up).

Don't you love this heart fabric !

And this amazing dark Prussian Blue carnation? print

Here's the dedication block for Elizabeth Hoppough who was born in 1835 in Hunterdon Co, NJ. -Western New Jersey next to Pennsylvania. You can see the chrome orange dye was not stable.

And the sashing is a two step green (yellow + blue) and the yellow has come out in  spots leaving only blue. ps. nice zigzag quilting


  1. Too funny about the neighbor named Neighbor!
    Love that blue carnation fabric.

  2. Love looking at this old fabric and the signatures. The printing is so neat especially of George Edgar Cox name. What was used to make their signatures stay so vivid after all those years? Thank you for the pics, Patty Mc


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