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Women of Lapeer County Church
Lapeer, Michigan
ca 1860
72" x 81"
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved by the MSU Museum

The quilt blocks were hand pieced. They were set on point with alternate gold blocks by hand. The borders were machine pieced. The hanging grid quilt pattern in the blocks was stitched by hand. The alternate plain blocks have straight line hand quilting creating an "X" in each block, with paisleys filling in between. The paisley is used again as a chain motif for the borders. The signatures were hand written in each block with ink.

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