1861, Esther Griffin for her daughter Mary
Pieced blocks from album samplers dated between 1855 and 1865.
1862, From the collection of the American Museum in Britain
That sounds like a good idea but it wasn't. I had to recalculate.
1863 John W. Hinton,
North Carolina Project & the Quilt Index
There are, surprisingly, very few pieced blocks from samplers dated 1855-1865. I began by looking at my files of quilts dated 1860-1865.
1864. For Robert W. Wilson
Quilters apparently did not contribute many pieced blocks to album/samplers dated 1855-1865.
This in itself is a style discovery.
By the late 1850s album samplers were composed primarily of applique blocks.
1864 from Rahway, New Jersey & Laura Fisher's shop.
I'll think of some other source for pieced blocks for 2018. And we'll do applique in 2019. At least now I know it would be historically accurate.
See more about applique samplers here:
Quite surprising how little appeal pieced blocks had for Civil-War-era stitchers making album quilts
Two sisters sewing, a stereoscopic photo from 1865
by the London Stereoscopic Company.
See their site here:
1860 ad from Harper's Weekly