Probably made in St. Louis, Missouri
66.5" x 59"
Ardis and Robert James Collection of Antique and Contemporary Quilts
Patchwork Lives Exhibition
Was this quilter making a political statement when she placed the printed political ribbon in the center of her quilt? The image is believed to be that of James Gillespie Blaine, who ran unsuccessfully as the Republican presidential candidate in 1884. The face partially concealed behind Blaine may be John Alexander Logan, candidate for vice-president on the ticket in 1884. Logan is also known for conceiving and inaugurating Memorial Day in 1868.