Thursday, April 21, 2011

Civil War Quilt Exhibit

Yorkville Public Library (Illinois) had an exhibit of Civil War quilts.  Always full of scrap quilts.  Here are some pictures...

The quilting makes this simple 9-patch special. 

I've always liked this block.  But this is a small quilt!  Lots of little HST's.

Look at all these little 8-pointed stars!  One wall had a display of small quilts.  

 I believe the block above is a signature block. 

 These were sample sewing kits made for and used by the solders.  Pretty niffty!  Simple to make.

 A slave mailed himself to the northern states to escape slavery.  He survived in this size box!

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