The Stamford Historical Society Presents
September 22, 2000 through February 24, 2001
The Teaching Quilt
Appliquéd quilt inscribed “Harriet Knapp,
Stamford, Conn. March A.D. 1854”
The Quilt was made for her school children as
a teaching aid. Each square is done with a different motif in its design: birds,
cows, hearts, scissors, etc. Wide over-all border is an applied green vine with
red flowers, while quilt has many colors appliquéd on white. c. 1854.
Published in Safford & Bishop's American Quilts and Coverlets.