I shared a little with you a couple of weeks ago I had attended the Quilts from Storage special program at the DAR Museum. I think my favorite quilt from all the quilts being shown is the Sunburst Quilt by Elizabeth Ann Darst Bierce (1818-1901).
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I shall just let the close-up pictures I took of this quilt do the talking:
I am absolutely inspired by this quilt. Aren’t you? You can read more about the quilt in the book Historic Quilts of the DAR Museum. You may email the DAR Museum shop at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the book by mail.
Incidentally, Elizabeth Ann’s Mom’s quilt also received a feature in the book! It’s wonderful that both Mom and daughter were honored for their “generational” and tangible legacy through their quilts.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day.
Addendum (6/15/2012) – Note from Ms. Alden O’Brien, Curator of Textiles at DAR: “Elizabeth Ann Darst made the quilt for her wedding. Now many quilts are assumed to have been made as part of a trousseau or “for her wedding,” but this one did very specifically come down in the family with that tradition. Her wedding was in 1841 so she would have been working on it 1840-41.“