MACHINE-QUILTED APPLIQUÉ QUILT, 1850s
Women embraced sewing machines for everyday use. Mary Sneed used hers to machine-stitch a tiny grid on the white squares and outline the basket weave print. Family tradition stated that Mary Sneed made this with one of the first sewing machines in Texas, suggesting the pride women felt in having the latest technology.
Made by Mary DeLoach Sneed (1807-1905), Waco, Texas
82” x 94”
Gift of Martha Hunt in honor of the descendants of Mary Deloach and George Washington Sneed, 92.1