WHITEWORK QUILT, 1840s
Did Sarah Hewlett enjoy gardening as well as quilting and embroidery? Her exquisitely drawn and detailed flowers are accurately depicted calla lilies, morning glories, tiger lilies, pansies, water lilies, and fuchsias: all were popular in nineteenth century home gardens.
Sarah Varick Hewlett (1807-1867), Long Island, New York
49” x 65”
Gift of Helen Jones, 87.43