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:

1 comment:

WoolenSails said...

This is a beautiful quilt and I wouldn't mind making that for next summer with my patriotic fabrics.