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Silk Bed Cover, 1700-1720. Victoria & Albert Museum. London, UK.

Silk Bed Cover, 1700-1720. Victoria & Albert Museum. London, UK.

1846. Swisher family. MD Online Auction.

1846. Swisher family. MD Online Auction.

The Burnt Quilt "an 1819 quilt by Catherine Tompkins which was used to…

The Burnt Quilt "an 1819 quilt by Catherine Tompkins which was used to…

Thomas Sykes Quilt, about 1840, New Jersey; DAR Museum; see link for extensive notes:  http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=46-7A-FC

Thomas Sykes Quilt, about 1840, New Jersey; DAR Museum; see link for extensive notes: http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=46-7A-FC

Twinkle Stars, daté 1895. Dena Miller. Holmes County. Cotton.

Twinkle Stars, daté 1895. Dena Miller. Holmes County. Cotton.

It's part of the collection in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, donated by Elizabeth Day McCormick

It's part of the collection in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, donated by Elizabeth Day McCormick

Eighteenth century patchwork fragment

Eighteenth century patchwork fragment

Artist unidentified; center block printed by John Hewson (1744–1821)  United States, 1790–1810  Cotton and possibly linen, 85 1/2 x 76 in.American Folk Art Museum. Hewson is best known for block-printed squares featuring an elaborate vase overflowing with flowers and sheaves of wheat and surrounded by motifs of butterflies and birds.

Artist unidentified; center block printed by John Hewson (1744–1821) United States, 1790–1810 Cotton and possibly linen, 85 1/2 x 76 in.American Folk Art Museum. Hewson is best known for block-printed squares featuring an elaborate vase overflowing with flowers and sheaves of wheat and surrounded by motifs of butterflies and birds.

c1880 NARRATIVE, 5 GIRLS WORK on ANTIQUE QUILT at QUILTING BEE w VICTORIAN DOLL

c1880 NARRATIVE, 5 GIRLS WORK on ANTIQUE QUILT at QUILTING BEE w VICTORIAN DOLL

Lancaster Diamond Sampler, c. 1840, Ann Holte Quilting. There are 137 different, diamond-shaped blocks.  Ann has drafted the patterns.

Lancaster Diamond Sampler, c. 1840, Ann Holte Quilting. There are 137 different, diamond-shaped blocks. Ann has drafted the patterns.

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