Monday, October 26, 2009

1879 PA signature album quilt

Forget me not, Forget me never -Em Wood

This is a Pennsylvania signature album quilt dated 1879, purchased recently from Texas quilt dealer John Sauls. I've done a little research via and found that it is from Tuscarora, Bradford Co., PA. Some of the family names are Hall, Montgomery, Chamberlain, and Lake. The quilt has been washed and many of the signatures are faint and/or only have first names. A number of blocks have very small buttonhole applique stitch and fine chain stitch stems. In addition to the variety of mostly floral motifs, it also has a variety of quilting designs.
I'd love to hear from anyone from that area of PA and anyone who owns or has seen a similar quilt.

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