Chapman-Hall House Highlights 1856 Quilt

Chapman-Hall House to Raffle Signature Quilt

The wedding quilt made for Esther Jameson Newbert in 1856 holds a special place in the textile collection of the Chapman-Hall House in Damariscotta. Inspired by the care and skilled used in making this signature quilt, the Chapman-Hall House Stewardship Committee decided to adapt the design and reproduce the spirit of the quilt as their major 2017 fund raising project.

This past Spring, the Stewardship Committee invited local ladies to sew a square for this special project and personalize it by signing their name on the square and/or adding a verse. The original quilt was made up of 33 squares, the 2017 version has 36 and measures 78” x 86”, just one inch in difference from Esther’s. The Cat’s Cradle patch work design which Esther’s friends and family used was copied in white and green fabrics for the Chapman-Hall quilt. The sashing fabric strips between the squares are a soft yellow print.

In addition to the names and verses now part of this beautiful new heirloom, there are five squares left blank for the winner of the quilt to personalize as they wish.

Raffle tickets are now available for purchase any weekend at the Chapman-Hall House between Noon and 4 PM and are also available by contacting Natalie House at 563-8441, and will be available from time to time from a Committee member sitting with a display on Main Street in Damariscotta. The Chapman-Hall House Stewardship Committee can also be contacted through the Lincoln County Historical Association email at:




CHH Quilt for Raffle
The quilt that will be raffled to benefit the Chapman Hall House

Original Quilt
A square from the original Esther Jameson Newbert wedding quilt.