Thursday, 9 May 2013

On-Line Quilt Exhibits From Arkansas


Historic Arkansas Museum has a number of stunning quilts in its on-line exhibit for you to enjoy. This Secessionist pieced quilt was made in 1861 by Mrs. Green McPhearson. The nine white trapunto stars in each corner represent Arkansas which was the 9th state to secede from the Union. This quilt is the gift of Florence C. Spore.

The above is a Crown of Thorns quilt and was made by an unknown forbear in Edith Shepherd’s family and is the gift of Swannee Bennett. The description informs us that the intricate pattern of this quilt, comprised of reds, yellows, and blues required a extremely high level of sewing skills. The individual pieces must be cut and joined or the points will be untrue.

This Love-Apple or Pomegranate quilt was stitched by Elizabeth Rogers Manning (or daughters Martha or Elizabeth)around 1850. Its purchase was made possible by the Gala Fund.

This special lyre design quilt originating from Arkadelphia was made by members of the Manning family circa 1850-1875 and was also purchased with help from the Gala Fund. To visit more quilts in the Historic Arkansas Museum, just click here.

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