Quilt of the Month


March 2004

March 2004

Schoolhouse
Maker Unknown
Possibly made in Oklahoma
c. 1890-1910
78" x 72"
IQSC 1997.007.0314
Ardis and Robert James Collection of Antique and Contemporary Quilts
Patchwork Lives Exhibition

For rural women of the late nineteenth century, teaching was both the most prestigious and the highest paying opportunity available to them. The Schoolhouse pattern, which became popular at the same time, may reflect the lives of the many women who helped support their families through teaching positions, prior to their marriage.