Crazy Quilt about 1887
Parade float about 1910
As with the RISD quilt above, members made gift quilts to honor hard-working officers and groups.
Crazy Quilt, 1890-1891, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
"Mary Eliza C. Knowles received this quilt in recognition for her service as president of the Massachusetts Women's Relief Corps in 1890....Each of the 64 blocks of this quilt bears the identification number of the Women's Relief Corps' local chapter and, in some cases, the chapter's name and location."
See more here:
I found mention of a similar gift quilt in the minutes of a WRC meeting in Minnesota in 1887.
"At this juncture Nettie A. Lewis, in her merry, loving way, presented Lulie A. Becker with a beautiful silk quilt, composed of embroidered eight-inch silk blocks, each Corps being represented by a block, their own handiwork."
There is another GAR Ladies' Auxiliary, the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Center of a quilt in the collection of the
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
"Made by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
Anna Ella Carroll Circle No. 1, San Jose, California
For Hattie Burgess Shattuck, December 1892"
For more about GAR auxiliary quilts see this post:
Now that the editorial we have this sorted out we can look around for more quilts by the LGAR.