quilts

  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Quilts For Soldiers, A Pieced History

    From the Met, an era quilt whose history is unknown. Nearly impossible tracking down quilts specific to those sewn for fund raising or use in hospitals, have an idea this was one. There are 26 stars but have a feeling two were put in to balance the design. There's an American theme running...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Gunboats, Fairs, Ladies And Assorted Southern Pistols.....

    You could use a LOT of imagery for this story. Bees, hives and do-not-get-in-the-way, win. Hang on, it's perfect, promise! Women across the South, working in cooperation, en mass- all a buzz. Whoa, what?? Thought I'd poke around in the topic of " Gunboat Quilts " yet again. Not a lot of...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    ' Christmas ' Quilts, 'Tis The Season For Warm Gifts From Our Ancestors

    Mid 1800's " Bleeding Heart " quilt, from Mass. , Christmas colors painstakingly appliqued on cotton seems so purposeful. If it was not the intent, it's ours now. Still, could it have been what the original craftswoman had in mind? This 1840's, " Cockscomb, Rose Tree and Pineapple " quilt is...
  4. chellers

    Ami's SOA Civil War Quilts: Era, Commemorative, Inspired

    Frequently I cross paths with Civil War era quilts, and wish we had a central location for them; this thread should serve the purpose. I encourage and welcome everyone's contribution to the collection. Thank you.


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