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This quilt named "Slavery Friendship Quilt" measures 80" X 83 1/4", is dated 1844, and was made in Philadelphia by Elizabeth Hooten (Cresson) Savery and others.    Fifty different names appear on the quilt.  Most of those whose names appear have been traced to central Philadelphia and Chester County, Pennsylvania. The area continues to celebrate its heroism in the underground railroad: http://undergroundrr.kennett.net/

This quilt named "Slavery Friendship Quilt" measures 80" X 83 1/4", is dated 1844, and was made in Philadelphia by Elizabeth Hooten (Cresson) Savery and others. Fifty different names appear on the quilt. Most of those whose names appear have been traced to central Philadelphia and Chester County, Pennsylvania. The area continues to celebrate its heroism in the underground railroad: http://undergroundrr.kennett.net/

Underground Railroad Quilt Pattern Meanings | Underground RailRoad Quilt c1860 www.shadoworksart.com

Underground Railroad Quilt Pattern Meanings | Underground RailRoad Quilt c1860 www.shadoworksart.com

Beautiful! The description card says, Crazy Quilt 1883-1893 - Silk, cotton, wool, and linen, pieced and embroidered with silk and cotton threads - Crazy quilts, which emerged after 1850, were usually composed of small, irregular-shaped fragments of silk, wool, and other fragments pieced together. The seams were then embroidered using a variety of stitches. They acquired the name crazy quilts because of the strong colors and busy, confusing nature of their designs, typi

Beautiful! The description card says, Crazy Quilt 1883-1893 - Silk, cotton, wool, and linen, pieced and embroidered with silk and cotton threads - Crazy quilts, which emerged after 1850, were usually composed of small, irregular-shaped fragments of silk, wool, and other fragments pieced together. The seams were then embroidered using a variety of stitches. They acquired the name crazy quilts because of the strong colors and busy, confusing nature of their designs, typi

Sweet idea....i think ill piece the blocks and sashing then load it on my gammill and sew the flowers on???

Sweet idea....i think ill piece the blocks and sashing then load it on my gammill and sew the flowers on???

The Secrets of Quilts....so very very much to hands that create....Truly a gift from the Creator.

The Secrets of Quilts....so very very much to hands that create....Truly a gift from the Creator.

Town of Clifton Park, New York, District School No. 6, The students made the quilt to send to a soldier in World War II.

Town of Clifton Park, New York, District School No. 6, The students made the quilt to send to a soldier in World War II.

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