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!