While reseaching the collection in the University of Indiana Library, I thought it would be a pity to stop at samplers, so I entered Quilt in the Search box to see what came up - and what came up was this joyful Quaker Friendship Quilt.
Each quilt block is signed by its maker, sometimes with a verse, a dedication or a name. This block is particularly interesting for its inked drawing of log cabin and flag above the signature.
And it would be wrong to assume that it is purely women's work, as this block by Silas Warner makes clear.
I really love these mordant resist madder dyed cloths with a splash of eastern influence for their painterly designs and warm, rich tones, don't you?