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Chintz friendship quilt in Broderie Perse style. Blocks are appliquéd with chintz cut-outs of floral sprays, wreaths, garlands, and a few animals. Hand-stitched, appliqued, and quilted. Each block is inked with a signature; most of these people were listed as residents of James Island, South Carolina, in the 1860 census. Reverend George T. Holyoke found this quilt in a Union army camp during the Civil War when he was a private in the 45th Illinois Infantry. This may have occurred in South Carolina where the 45th closed out the war on Sherman's March. After the war, Holyoke became a Congregational minister and moved to Kansas with his wife.

Date: between 1845 and 1865

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Item Number: 208306
KSHS Identifier: 1924.22.1

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