On this Day in History Quilts 2013: January 31

Treasures from Zanesville.
On this day in 1872 author Zane (changed from his given name—Pearl) Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio. Grey’s most famous novel Riders of the Purple Sage is the tale of a man transformed from a weak easterner to a strong adventurer shaped by the rugged environment and culture of the American West.

This T-Pattern quilt was also made in Zanesville, Ohio in the late 19th century. Three generations of women worked on the quilt: Mrs. Adam Racquet (mother), Mrs. Peter Gobel (daughter) and Mrs. David Gobel (granddaughter –in law?). Family members inherited the quilt and documented it (along with two others made by this group) during the North Carolina Quilt Project in 1985.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance

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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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