Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Reconciliation Quilt @ Homefront & Battlefields: Quilts & Context in the Civil War * New-York Historical Society * Until 24 August 2014

Lucinda Ward Honstain (1820-1904) from Brooklyn made this appliquéd quilt, known as the Reconciliation Quilt, in 1867. It is one of the highest valued quilts in existence fetching $264,000, at Sotheby’s in 1991. It depicts personal events in her life before, during, and just after the Civil War. The centre panel, which is a triple-wide block, shows her home in Williamsburg. This historically significant quilt will be on view at the New-York Historical Society, as part of the exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War. For more information about this exhibition, click here.

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