A Piece of Plymouth.

On This Day in History Quilt for April 17.

On this day in 1864 Confederate forces attacked Union troops in the village of Plymouth in eastern North Carolina near the Albemarle Sound. The Rebels took the city after four days of battle, but Union troops would recapture Plymouth later that fall. This was the second largest battle fought in North Carolina during the Civil War.


This fragile Lone Star quilt was hand pieced, appliqued and quilted by Mary Rhodes between 1815-1840 in Plymouth, North Carolina. In 1947, Mrs. Alice Hoover Taft of Raleigh, N.C. donated the quilt to the North Carolina Museum of History, who contributed this record to the Quilt Index.

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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