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Center Medallion Mourning Quilt


This Center Medallion Quilt is beautiful as well as historically fascinating. The center of each block has an inked inscription and elaborate drawing. The last thumbnail photo shows the dedication to Abby Lemming Forepaugh for whom it was made upon her death. Abby was only 6 years of age. Some of the signatures on the quilt were also of children. They probably contributed to the making of the quilt which would account for the inconsistencies in the quilting and applique - some of it very fine and some rather crude. The beauty of this quilt is a clear indication of the love with which it was made for Abigail. Philadelphia origin.


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    H 80 in. x W 80 in.

    H 203.2 cm x W 203.2 cm

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    Darnestown, MD
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