Monday, December 9, 2019

Antique Hand Quilting Blogathon Caesars Crown Day 8

Today's antique hand quilted quilt from the Starley Quilt Collection is a Caesar's Crown quilt It features decorative quilted details and a beautiful cable border.

It has delightful bright red/green/yellow print fabrics and each block has a signature and an inscription. The crowning detail is the ownership/dedication block "Elizabeth Bickel or Bectel -His (sic) Property In the Year of Our Lord 1851".

This beautiful signature/friendship quilt is from Berks and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The names were inscribed by a professional paid signer, known as a scrivener.

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