Saturday, August 16, 2014

Civil War Union Veteran's Fundraiser Quilt

Fundraiser, 1912-1915
Made in Harrisburg, Illinois, Saline County
Collection of the Illinois State Museum

The exhibit Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois, now at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, includes this 20th-century commemorative quilt, made about a century ago.

See more about the exhibit here:

The stripes are embroidered with veteran's names.

Detail of a photo of an 1882 reunion of Illinois veterans, 
about 20 years after the War.

Read more about the flag quilt at the Museum website:

And in the local newspaper The Daily Register:

Color-bearers of the 71st Illinois, 1862, with their canine mascot


WoolenSails said...

I really love how it has all the names on the flag, beautiful piece.


Chirs Z. said...

The information and pictures you supply are fascinating. So rich in history, stories that are so interesting. Keep up the excellent work, it is very much appreciated!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

I love history I love quilts--tis so very special when the two of them are joined

Unknown said...

Thank you once again.

It never cease to amaze me just how small people were back then. Someone tried to explain it was because they were so very young. Not sure that was the case.

The quilts from this era are so wonderful. Barbara, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us so freely.

Smiles, JulieinTN