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Quilts in Early America—Part 2
The Martha Crafts Howard Quilt
by Patricia L. Cummings

Quilts in Early America

In Part 1 of this series, quilt historian Patricia L. Cummings discussed the oldest known quilt brought to the New World. Part 2 discusses the oldest known wholecloth quilt made in America. Ten years after America became its own nation, Martha Crafts, a Massachusetts quiltmaker, designed and made a quilt that is now called "the oldest known American wholecloth quilt." Information about the circa 1786 quilt was shared in an article that was posted on the Internet on March 14, 2013, by Caroline Christian for the Canton Journal.

See the April/May 2014 issue to read the full article.