Quilts from Mississippi       
MISSISSIPPI QUILT #1

A second view of the above quilt.
MISSISSIPPI CHINTZ APPLIQUE QUILT #1
80" x 98"
From Rowan County, North Carolina
Circa 1821-1835
One of the oldest quilts documented in the Mississippi Quilt Search, this central medallion quilt features a motif called "Hunt Cornucopia", a popular chintz motif manufactured especially for quilts around 1830.







MISSISSIPPI QUILT #6
"Feathered Star"
87" square
Kokomo, Indiana
This quilt is one of the most visually appealing quilts among the 1,769 documented by the Mississippi Heritage Quilt Search Project.






































MISSISSIPPI QUILT #7
"Cherry Basket"
80" x 93"
Webster County, Mississippi
Dated December 22, 1887
This quilt was given to maker's daughter as a wedding gift in 1906 and presented in a pillowcase on which the maker had written "When not in use, keep in this slip and quilt will not turn yellow."





































 MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 10
"Meadow Daisy"
79" x 80"
Pike County, Mississippi
Circa 1885
The orange color know to quilters today as "cheddar", is an unexpected accent in the outside border of this quilt.
































MISSISSIPPI QUILT #11
"Coxcomb and Tulips"
70.5" x 78"
Kemper County, Mississippi
Circa 1890's
This lovely 4 block quilt is unusual in two ways. It has wool batting and two colors of thread are used for the intricate quilting-green and off white.
































MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 13
"Pineapple Log Cabin"
74.5" x 81.5"
Pike County, Mississippi
Circa 1930
This quilt was made by Salina Lucinda Felder Reeves (1860-1941) who also made the "Coxcombs and Currants" in 1886 which indicates that she quilted for at least 45 years.





























MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 17
"Russian Sunflower"
65.75" x 80"
Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Circa 1886
Featured on the cover of "Mississippi Quilts," this quilt is called "Mariner's Compass" by the current owner an her ancestors. Pieced for her own wedding at age 16 by Annie M. Tucker, it was quilted by Annie, her mother and grandmother.



























MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 18
"Princess Feather" or "Prince's Feather"
90" x 95"
Winston County, Mississippi
Circa 1875 to 1890
This quilt contains many different types of needlework skills--applique, reverse applique, and piecing--but the quilt is where the maker really expressed herself.

























MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 19
"New York Beauty"
80" x 97"
Alcorn County, Mississippi
Circa 1925
Called "Sunset" by the owner, this quilt is finished in an unusual fashion. One side is done in a knife edged finish; the front is brought to the back on another side; and a single fold binding is applied to the other two sides.






















































MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 20
"Wheel of Fortune"
76" x 75.5"
Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Circa 1875
Because this was one of the team's favorite quilts, it is not surprising that the Paducah Rotary Club chose it for the motif on the 2002 Antique Show commemorative pin. The current owner still resides on the farm in Lauderdale county where the quilt was made.

























MISSISSIPPI QUILT # 21
"Rocky Mountain Road"
72.75" x 87.75
Neshoba County, Mississippi
Circa 1880-1890
This quilt has an unusual finish on one edge, and is thought to be unique to Mississippi quilts. The knife edge finish appeared on Mississippi quilts made from 1880-1930's.