Since my first introduction to quilts in a historic context I've continued to be amazed by the work that goes into quilt making. Some of my favourite quilts from museum collections include:
From the Huron Shores Museum, a Pink and White fundraiser quilt. Community members paid a small fee to stitch their name into the quilt. Additional details for this quilt can be seen here.
|Detail of a section of the names on the quilt.|
An intricate scrap style quilt held by the McCord Museum.
|Crazy quilt, M965.76.1 1897, made in 1897|
|"Rising Sun," made in 1885|