Chintz Applique Quilt
Jane McCullough Mosby (b. 1785, d. 1877)
Staunton, second quarter of nineteenth century
This quilt is an example of a technique called broderie perse that was popular in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. It also contains later characteristics that point to the newly fashionable album quilts of the mid-nineteenth century. The quilt maker, Jane McCullough, was born in Baltimore and moved to Staunton as a young girl where she later married Armistead Mosby. Her quilt was stolen by federal soldiers during the Civil War, given to a black family, and purchased back by Jane’s daughter. It is now owned by her great-great-great-granddaughter.