Old Glory was designed and made by Margie Ullery of Ribbon Candy Quilts.
We chose this quilt as the Scrap Squad project for this issue. It lends itself to many different color recipes and you can sprinkle just about anything across the bars of color.
The names of Union generals are stitched into the stars of the patriotic quilt above, made by Mary Rockhold Teter of Noblesville, Indiana, for her son George, who served in the Civil War. In 1920 George Teter presented the quilt to his grandson’s wife, Martha Brown Teter, in honor of her own military service during World War I. The family donated the quilt to the Smithsonian in 1940.
This eagle quilt is from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History/Kenneth E. Behring Center. It features the Great Seal of the United States in applique from the early 19th century. It’s credited to the Brown-Francis family, Canterbury, Connecticut.
This 1870′s/1880′s red, white and blue prince’s feather quilt is hand appliqued and hand quilted in the classic four-block configuration. It measures 76″ x 78″ and was sold on ebay about a year ago for $900.
This stunner is from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dated 1870–1890, its maker is unknown but it possibly originated in Cherry Tree County, Pennsylvania. If you’ve never taken time to browse their massive collection of quilts and the online catalog, please do so. It’s inspiring.
Here’s another beauty (above) from IQSCM. It’s listed as probably made in the U.S. between 1860 and 1880.
This fabulous quilt (above) was based on an Irene Berry pattern in the May 2007 Quilters Newsletter. The quilt was paper pieced, and each 6 inch block (196 in the quilt) has 24 seams. We spotted it on quiltinspiration.blogspot.com. I hope you’ll take a peek.
This website has lots of cool stuff including the adorable quilt above: 4th of July Kids by Barbara Shates.
As you can see, patriotic quilts come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe you’ll start one today! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!