Early: 1860 - Late: 1870
A group of thirty-nine autograph (or signature) quilt blocks, probably made by Mary and Sophie Moyer of Lincoln County, Ontario circa 1865. Names (listed below) are embroidered in red onto a center rectangle of unbleached muslin, over another same-sized muslin rectangle, forming a cross shape, with its four perpendiculars pointing toward the four corners of the quilt block. The cross shape is surrounded with rectangles and squares of coloured cotton prints and a few solids, almost all different, one block to another. (Pattern name not identified.) The quilt blocks are hand pieced and presumably were once joined together into a quilt top, although it does not appear that the quilt was ever actually assembled or quilted. The blocks have been picked apart at the edge seams (these were also hand sewn). The names, and additional information, have also been pencilled onto the backs of the blocks.
Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Rd. Kitchener 519-748-1914 www.region.waterloo.on.ca/doon
Region of Waterloo
Fraktur design based on Family Register by Jacob Shoemacher in Joseph Schneider Bible, 1821.