Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dated 1858 Antique Signature Quilt from New York City, New York

Wonderful antique signature quilt made for a beloved Methodist Episcopal Sunday School teacher, Esther McAllister in New York City in 1858.

Click on photo to enlarge and read this moving poem showing how much the group loved their teacher.

The full quilt, dated 1858, made by the Willet Street Methodist church.


  1. I couldn't make out a lot of the poem but sounded like the teacher had died? It's a fabulous quilt!

    1. Sherrill, they were mourning because she wasn't teaching them any longer but she hadn't died. They made the quilt for her to honor her service.


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