: Catherine S. Zint machine pieced and hand tied this wool comforter between 1890 and 1910. She and her husband operated Zint's Home Restaurant in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, during that time. She pieced both the log cabin blocks and the strip blocks on cotton foundations, some of which was mattress ticking. The backing is made of red/orange cotton. The comforter is tied with cream thread. The edges are finished without binding in a knife-edge (top and bottom fabrics turned under and sewn to each other). It is 164cm x 175cm (65 x 69 inches). This comforter is a good example of using sturdy, heavy wool fabric of the period to make a utilitarian quilt that looks very contemporary. The top and back are showing wear-and-tear from daily use and age. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3459_6643189_001 Subjects
: Daily Life; Quilts; Textiles Places
: Wapakoneta (Ohio); Auglaize County (Ohio)