Phila L Brown
Scituate, Rhode Island
I keep a file of quilts with the dates inscribed.
The list for the first full year of the Civil War
1862 is fairly short.
North Scituate RI
I have photos of four blocks from this Rhode Island top from an online auction. It's set with white
A few more quilts date-inscribed 1862:
Signature quilt from the Iowa State Historical Society
Same pattern. This one from an online auction
was made in Ulster County, New York.
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum
has three with that date including this hexagon friendship
quilt possibly from Cheshire, Massachusetts.
See the whole quilt here:
And a Pennsylvania quilt here:
A four-block set from the Carlson collection made by Permelia Ann Watkins in Miami County, Ohio.
Applique sampler from the Wortendyke Family
See details here:
And a version of the Rose of Sharon
signed by Hannah Custer and Nancy Lehman
(possibly Pennsylvania sisters)
I have 16 quilts inscribed 1861 in the file and only 8 from 1862.
We would have to guess that war was disruptive to everyday
life in many ways.