Friday, December 10, 2021

Day 10 - A Month of Antique Quilts

This is another one of my favorites - a most unusual combination of blocks, especially for a signature quilt. Made in Easton, Pennsylvania.

There are signatures (names) in the centers of the pieced blocks. And the thing that always makes historians happy - an ownership, dedication block. 
Presentation quilt inscribed and dated: "Easton PA 1846. Presented to Solon Chapin by his Mother in law Mrs. Hocker 1846". This is the presentation block: (click to enlarge) and read

Here's the full quilt. It is a lovely combination of blocks. It is the only antique signature quilt that I've seen (so far) presented by a mother-in-law to her son-in-law. And, no, it wasn't made at the time of the wedding. But the pairing or marriage of blocks and techniques does seem appropriate for a son-in-law's quilt.


  1. The soft tones -- coral/pink and gold -- are lovely. I just came across a version of that long-stemmed lily block in a back-issue magazine.

  2. What a beautiful combination of the two blocks together, really symbolic of a good marriage.


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