Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day 9 Caesars Crown

I've had a single Caesar's Crown quilt top for about 8 years but this spring/summer I (somehow) ended up with 4 more including 3 signature or name inscribed quilts. The most striking one is this red, green and cheddary SE PA signature quilt from 1851. From 2 small townships in Berks/Montgomery Co, PA

A presentation quilt for Elizabeth Bickel with sentiments of "tribute of respect" and "when this you see, remember me" on the blocks. The makers used a professional scrivener - a person paid to inscribe the names and the blocks and the also the dedication block. There are Pennsylvania German's - note it says "his" property. The scrivener likely lived in a German speaking world.

Beautiful quilting - unusual to see so much lovely quilting in a signature quilt.

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