Coverlets, Cultural Objects

Twenty-Five Snowballs Coverlet (orange)

Associated Person: Dove Cline Wood Hatcher
Woods Gap, Harvestwood

Wool, cotton

  • Pattern: Twenty-Five Snowballs
  • Colors: orange, natural cotton
  • Dimensions: 97  x  79  1/4 inches
  • Panels: three (26  1/4, 26  1/4, 26  3/4 inches wide) joined with hand-stitching
  • Pattern is not matched from panel to panel

Orange is an uncommon color for coverlets in our collection.  Commercial dye would have been used to get the red-orange color of the wool thread used to weave this Twenty-Five Snowballs pattern.  While Dovie Wood Hatcher was the earliest known owner, this coverlet likely was made by her mother or grandmother.

Overshot coverlet
Bio Sketch

Dove Cline Wood (d/o Edward Green Wood and Sarah Salmons Wood) married Floyd Wayne Hatcher in 1917. Edward Wood was s/o John Beverly Wood (1839-1907) and Lucinda A. Wood; he was buried at Woods Gap.


This is one of two Dovie Wood Hatcher coverlets donated to Old Church Gallery.

Dovie Hatcher contributed a square to the 1922 friendship quilt created by the women of Harvestwood Presbyterian Church for their pastor Dr. R. Gamble See.  That quilt is also part of the Old Church Gallery collections.