A few weeks ago I posted a design for my repro collection Ladies' Legacy for Moda based on a square in a square block.
And then I came across this quilt top by Alvira L. Empey Kinsman (ca. 1870-?) of Iowa who dated it 1905.
I had to find out a little about Alvira. Alvira Empey was born in Minnesota. She married for a second time in 1905 (Is this the date?). The 1910 census in Des Moines tells us that she was 38 and had been married to Richard M. Kinsman for 5 years. Richard worked at a grain elevator as a grain buyer.