"general dewey's quilt"

Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Vermont
78 x 78 inches
Dated 1916
McPherson Collection

Date 1916 ~ World War One Era...

We have yet to uncover exactly who "Gen Dewey" is ...
but this quilt has a name and date, and was made by-or-for Gen Dewey, in 1916.

Sandra McPherson acquired this in Vermont many years ago.
She was given no further history on it ....

We do not recognize the pieced block as a common traditional one; whatever its name,
 it is a very handsome design.  Translates well into the red-white-and-blue!

Hand quilted, though simply, the quilt's strong color 
and bold design dominate.


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