Henry County Historical Society
The Henry County Web, History, Henry County KY
|This family heirloom was documented and is on loan from
Rhelda Bennett Moore, Great-Granddaughter of the quilt maker, Mary Ann Duvall Hackett
This quilt demonstrates the use of the feather and herringbone stitches, popular in "Crazy Quilt" embellishment.
In this detail view note the incorporation of the Orphan Brigade ribbon.
Ribbon reads: Seventh Reunion | First Kentucky Orphan Brigade | C.S.A. | Frankfort, Ky | September 2?, 1888 | Member
|In addition to the extensive use of feather and
herringbone stitches, the makers familiarity and expertise with other embroidery stitches
also shows. Close inspection reveals satin stitches, chain stitches and others.
Ribbon reads: (visible area) Orphan Brigade | C.S.A. | Louisville, Ky | September 10 18?? | Member
|Crazy Quilts showcase the makers stitching skills.
They also make use of "swatches" of fabric from various available sources such
as vests, ties and ladies dress/skirt/shirt fabrics.
Ribbon reads: 12th Reunion | Orphan Brigade | Versailles, Ky | September (19th and 20th?) 1893
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