Patriotic Quilt Variation

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Pattern Names: Flag quilt, Eagle quilt
Period: 1850-1875
Date: ca.1865
Location Made: New York (NY) USA
Project Name: Permanent Collection
Contributor: DAR Museum
ID Number: 88.23
Brackman Number: 3983
Layout Format: Nontraditional or art
Quilt Size: 76 inches x 88 1/4 inches
Fabrics: Cotton
Colors: White, Red
Construction: Hand Piecing, Hand Applique
Quilting Techniques: Not quilted
Purpose or Function: Unknown
Other Notes: This bedcover was made during the Civil War probably for the Sanitary Commission. Margaret Dodge made an identical one in silks that was sent to Abraham Lincoln in 1864.) Her son John Wood Dodge, was a miniaturist. He worked in New York until the 1840's when he moved to Tennessee and owned a large farm that produced apples. He moved back to New York when the Civil War broke out and painted this quilt in the 1860's. See also DAR 87.67.1 and DAR 87.67.2 for othe quilts by same maker
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