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This eccentric block, with its intriguing  images,  has an embrodiered poem:  "Taking a trip a round the moon/ Out of the Ballon in to the Moon ... The moon is low, Christmas is near, on Angel's wings I'll go, the children to cheer ... Old Santy"
Chirstmas poem ...
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, This eccentric block, with its intriguing  images,  has an embrodiered poem:  "Taking a trip a round the moon/ Out of the Ballon in to the Moon ... The moon is low, Christmas is near, on Angel's wings I'll go, the children to cheer ... Old Santy"
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Sampler

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Embroidered Sampler Quilt

Inscribed:  "E G I Scott"
Dated:  "this is July 4th, 1892"
80 x 86 inches
Found in Ohio
Good Condition

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When we see a prominent inscription on a quilt, as in this wonderful piece,
we often presume that the inscription represents the maker of the quilt."  But, lacking any other documentation, we really can not be sure. 

Perhaps this is a celebratory piece was made FOR "E. G. I. Scott, 59 years and seven months" ... I've asked a friend who is far better than I at this kind of research to see if she can find out more from the clues embroidered on the quilt. I will be sure to update, if successful.

WHOEVER made this quilt was skilled, playful, and wildly imaginative; the embroidered images are original as far as I can tell. Please look at each of the squares, which are posted here separately.  

The quilt is made "on foundation, and so it is in two layers. It has neither a formal back, or any batting. It displays beautifully, but there are some condition
issues, which are obvious only upon close examination.

An original and charming piece of American Folk Art.  As we say in "the biz":
"Where are you going to find another one?"