Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saco, Maine Quilt 1862
In my list of quilt dated during the Civil War I missed this quilt dated 1862 in the collection of Pam Weeks. The red, white and blue quilt was made in Saco, Maine, perhaps to be sent to a soldier's aid society. It's constructed block-by-block, or "Pot-holder Style" in which each block is pieced, quilted and bound and then joined to the other blocks. Pam has studied this New England style of Civil War quilt extensively.
A pattern for the Crosses and Losses quilt was published in American Quilter in 2012. See a free pattern here.
See my post on other quilts dated 1862 here:
Posted by Barbara Brackman at 6:00 AM