Cultural Objects, Textiles
Crewel Embroidery Chair Pad
PeopleMaker/Creator: Alice Boothe Kingrea
PlacesFloyd (Courthouse District)
Wool, synthetic materials
- Length: 21 inches
- Width (bottom): 15 inches
- Width (top): 16 1/2 inches
This chair pad is machine-sewn from a variety of synthetic materials assembled in crazy quilt style. The back is a single piece of tan plush material. Loops of the same backing material are designed to slip over the ears of a ladderback chair. The pad is embroidered with a variety of stitches using wool thread. Flowers, leaves, and cherries are among the designs.
KeywordsCrewel embroidery, crazy quilting, scrap quilt, patchwork quilt, chair pad
Amanda Alice Boothe Kingrea (1911-2002) married Everette H. Kingrea. She was the daughter of Lemuel Archer Booth and Eugenia Anabel Gillenwater. Quilter Elzada Boothe was her sister-in-law.