Friendship Quilt, 1848
Unidentified Quilt Maker(s)
84 x 84 inches
"Springfield, Mass" and other towns, in ink
With the ink intact on dates and signatures, this will make a great research project for a budding or experienced genealogist.
The entire quilt is in Excellent Condition, and each block has a luscious print more gorgeous than the next ... Many signatures and even some needlepoint designs in some of the blocks. (See photos). All cottons.
The hand quilting is well executed, in crosshatch designs that do not compete with the fabrics in any way, nut lend a subtle embossed texture to this beautiful, early piece.