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From: siwian
Date: 02-26-2005, 03:15 PM (1 of 5)
Does anyone know where I can find simple quilting patterns used on the East Coast (USA-Georgia) during the 1800's? My daughter is part of a group that puts on a Frontier Day event and she needs an activity that is appropriate for the period. Quilting is one thing we know they did during that time but I am not sure of the patterns that would have been used or if it would have just been a rag quilt. I am looking around the internet but since there is so much knowledge on this site I thought it would be a good place to ask questions. Thanks for any help you can give me.
User: siwian
Member since: 12-27-2001
Total posts: 114
From: beachgirl
Date: 02-26-2005, 08:40 PM (2 of 5)
I'm not positive but I think they were doing the log cabin quilt at that time. Patterns were made from things they used or had in their everyday life. The library should have something on this.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: dmoses
Date: 02-26-2005, 09:06 PM (3 of 5)
There is a little information here.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: Julia's Nana
Date: 02-26-2005, 09:07 PM (4 of 5)
Try Then click on American quilts of the 19th century. It has a really interesting article on this........lots of photos also.

Good luck on her project!

User: Julia's Nana
Member since: 08-28-2001
Total posts: 361
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 02-28-2005, 12:18 PM (5 of 5)
My Grandmother was born in 1878, and when I was a little girl, she used to tell me about her quilts and the ones her Mother had made before her.. They made lots of applique quilts.. Sunbonnet sue was a very popular one, and a couple with tulips, and one with a large pansy flower on a 12 inch block.. of pieced blocks the fan, also churn dash, 9 patch, (with a special middle block for interest). I can scan my tulip and pansy for you, if you like.. These were popular in low country South Carolina.. Send me a pm with your e-mail and I'll dig them out of my files..By the way, they called Sunbonnet Sue the Gingham Girl or the Calico Girl, .. She never called it Sunbonnet Sue..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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