Oldest Wholecloth Quilt

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The oldest quilt on record in the USA was recently displayed in Canton, MA.  The wholecloth quilt is dated 1786.

More details from the Canton Citizen:Rare Canton quilt to be displayed at upcoming show | Canton Citizen


The show will feature a special exhibit of the Martha Howard quilt, an antique treasure known as the oldest American-made, whole-cloth quilt. The quilt was donated to the Canton Historical Society around 1910 and over time

Photos in Canton Citizen 3/14/13.

Carol Gebel, Author for Fabrics.net wrote an extensive article on A Review of Nineteenth Century American Quilt Styles along with many photos of quilts that she has collected over time.

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If you have quilts in your home, how old is the oldest?  Does your quilt have an interesting history?




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