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Object Name Block, Quilt
Title Ward Diamond Quilt Block
Catalog Number 0985.12.00070
Date ca. 1858
Description Top: Diamond border (single block; fragmentary); patchwork. "Fan" quilting in center. Materials are plain-weave red, brown, and white cotton.
Interlining: Cotton batting.
Backing: White plain-weave cotton. Inscribed in ink along a cut edge: "TEX – 1958/MADE by Mrs. Julia Ward"
Binding: None.
Stitching: Hand.
Material textile (cotton)
Dimensions W-12 L-13 inches
Owned Julia Ward
Made Julia Ward
Provenance Mrs. Julia Ward of Jackson, Louisiana, made the cotton quilt from which this block comes. This block was cut from quilt and donated as example of the whole. Her daughter Mary married Wilson Clark Miller, a Confederate veteran, in 1873.

"Blocks of work from two old Confederate-made quilts…."
People Ward, Julia