Textile

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Patchwork cloth

Hand worked patchwork cloth, 36"x34". Handwritten label on back says: "Patchwork by Sophia Holt (Mrs.
Aaron H. Holt) B1829-D1884. Lived in Jonathan Blake House. Donated by Bessie Shepardson Thoren, Great
Grandaughter". Patchwork is primarily silk material; center motif shows a printed fabric with American and Cuban flags.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1880
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Bessie Shepardson Thoren

silk cloth serape/scarf

Handwoven silk weft faced cloth with added fringe (11 1/4" x 120" excluding fringe). Aniline dyed in red, blue and yellow. Possibly South American woven on a back strap loom. 19th Century or early 20th Century

Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Large braided floor rug

Descriptive card reads: " This braided rug was given by Lorraine Freitag, former president of our Society in the 1980's. It was made by a woman in Athol about 40 years ago, with material from the suit coats of all Athol doctors, for the past 50 to 75 years."

Year (or year range): 
1940s
Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Lorraine Freitag
Donation date: 
1980s

Quilt - "Pieces of Warwick"

Quilt "Pieces of Warwick" made by Warwick Community School students, grades 1 and 2 1997

Year (or year range): 
1997
Approximate era: 
1976-2000

Pillowcases - two

Pillowcases stitched by hand by Helen (Belsky) Fredette
1913 at age 9
Taught by Rhoda Cook

Year (or year range): 
1913
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Patchwork Quilt

Large colorful patchwork bicentennial quilt created by the 4th, 5th and 6th graders at Warwick Center School hangs on the west wall of room 1A
A newsclip by Rotha Nordstedt tells about the children creating and donating it to the Historical Society in 1976 - this is attached to the quilt.
Jan Norris and Anne Rogers supervised the project. A scroll was read and presented, which hangs on the west wall (see more details under scroll)

Year (or year range): 
1976
Approximate era: 
1976-2000
Donated by: 
Grades 4,5,6 of Warwick Center School
Donation date: 
1976-06-18
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