Embroidered Sampler Quilt
Inscribed: "Susanna Himmelberger"
along with initials "ESL" and "EDH"
Dated: "1888" and "1889"
56 x 66 inches
Found and likely made in Pennsylvania
** Professional Genealogy Report available **
At first glance this vibrant Little Gem may look like a Crazy Quilt, but is rather twenty embroidered blocks surrounded by a gorgeous, beautifully wrought hand-crocheted red edge.
Inscribed "Susanna Himmelberger," we don't know if Susanna was the maker; she may have been the recipient of the quilt as a gift.
There are two dates embroidered onto the quilt: 1888 and 1889. "1889" appears along the left edge near the center. Next to it is another triangle onto which is embroidered a set of initials: "ESL".