Elizabeth Samantha Weatherbee
Found in Michigan
Top made 1903, quilted 1969
67” x 75 1/2”
MSUM 6581.2, Gift of Florence Vogt
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State
This quilt's fabrics - shirtings in a palette of wine red, navy,
gray-blue, and blacks-are very typical of their era. Simple patterns
such as this Four-Patch became very popular at the end of the 19th
century. The quilt top was made by Elizabeth to commemorate the
birth of her grandson, Benjamin E. Weatherbee. The top was later
finished by an unidentified quilter who embroidered "1903/1969"
in its center. Florence Vogt received the quilt in the mid-70s from
her cousin and his wife because they knew she loved quilts and they
had no children to inherit it.
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