Vintage family quilts

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I learn so much when I study old quilts. This one was finished in 1850 by my great-great grandmother Lucinda (Dunham) Freeman. There is a family note that has been passed down with the quilt that says she finished the quilt the night before she delivered her son, William Prescott Freeman into the world. The block pattern is called “Harrison” after President Benjamin Harrison. The feather quilting pattern along the sides is called a Running Durham Feather. It was finished in Paducah, Kentucky, where the family was living at the time while her husband, Rev. Azel Freeman, was teaching. I wonder how she set up a quilting frame or if she used a frame at all. Her work is stunning.

About travel4wine2013

I am a quilter now that I have retired from teaching kindergarten.
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