QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Kentucky Historical Society Quilt Collection

Quilt by Margaret V. Harpole Galloway
Collection of the Kentucky Historical Society
Mid-19th-Century

The Kentucky Historical Society has many of their quilts cataloged on line at their website.


Click on this link to see most of them:
http://kyhistory.pastperfectonline.com/bysearchterm?keyword=Quilt

Wool and cotton hexagons by Keturah McElroy, ca. 1858

http://kyhistory.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/07CF3BF7-4B97-45E1-B68C-474943763410


Detail of a crazy quilt by Eliza Hopkins Farris

Silk Star by Ann Eliza Belrichard Bryan



The Graveyard Quilt by Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell is one of their most famous. I did a post on this quilt and another she made on my Civil War Quilts blog.
http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/2016/06/graveyard-quilts-for-mourning.html


I'd never seen this picture of the U.S. Capitol done in the 1890s by
Sarah Spencer Gibson.
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Mosaic medallion by Mary Elgin Stewart

Silk mosaics seem to be a Kentucky specialty.

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