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Pieced cotton quilt in Wild Goose Chase pattern. Design incorporates nine very large pieced blocks of orange fabric alternating with whole blocks of plain white cotton. Appliqued vine border on two opposing edges. Hand-stitched and quilted overall with feather medallions on a grid. White cotton binding and backing. Batting is probably cotton. This quilt was made by Belinda McQuaid of North Henderson, Illinois, who bought the fabric with $6.00 given to her by fiancé Daniel Webber before the Civil War. Daniel did not return from the war, apparently deserting from the Illinois 4th Cavalry in 1863. Belinda married Daniel's older brother, Benjamin (also a Civil War veteran) in 1866, and in the late 1870s the quilt came with them to Norton County, Kansas.
Creator: Webber, Belinda
Item Number: 224722
KSHS Identifier: 1960.153.0
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1861-1869
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Counties - Norton
Places - Other States - Illinois
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts