Covering the War

Red Cross quilt

Made by the Dorcas Sunday School Class
Dated 1917
Made in United States
IQSCM 2011.013.0001, Acquisition made possible by Robert & Ardis James Fund

Red Cross Poster
Circa 1914-1918
Nebraska State Historical Society, O 4541-38

The members of the Dorcas Sunday School Class embroidered their names at the center of this quilt that benefited the Red Cross during World War I. Each one of the more than 500 names on the quilt represented a donation, and the makers auctioned or raffled the quilt to raise additional funds.

By supporting the Red Cross, quiltmakers helped cover the medical and humanitarian needs of soldiers and civilian refugees affected by the war in Europe.