Quilt of the Month


July 2005

July 2005

Nine Patch variation
Maker unknown
Possibly made in Holmes County, OH
Circa 1925-1945
94" x 73"
IQSC 1997.007.0370
Ardis and Robert James Collection of Antique and Contemporary Quilts
Partisan Pieces: Quilts of Political and Patriotic Persuasion

This red, white, and blue pieced quilt immediately conveys the American maker's patriotic impulse. The stars in the center of each block are printed--not pieced--and could have come from a specialty fabric, such as patriotic bunting used at campaign rallies and July 4th Independence Day celebrations.