Saturday, June 3, 2017

Dated 1846 Signature Quilt Easton, PA

This is one of the more unusual quilts in my antique signature quilt collection. Dated 1846 from Easton, Pennsylvania. A striking combination of the standard album block and the Carolina Lily block.

It was made for Solon Chapin by his mother in law, Mary Hocker. Here's the dedication block. I just adore the makers who labeled and dated their quilts so clearly.

And here's the block she made for herself proudly stating she was 70!

And one made from her friend who had died during the making of the quilt at aged 86.


  1. That is a really interesting combination of blocks!

  2. What a wonderful quilt! It is in amazing condition for it's age. Solon must have prized it and took care of it. That's my favorite color combination for quilts from that era.

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