Long Distance Quilting.

On this day in 1878, Princess Ingeborg was born at Charlottenlund Palance near Copenhagen, the daughter of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Princess Louise of Sweden. She married Prince Carl of Sweden in 1887. In 1947, on the occasion of their wedding anniversary, her spouse admitted that their marriage had been completely arranged by their respective fathers, and Ingeborg herself added: “I married a complete stranger!”

Kristine Erickson of Peteo, Sweden hand pieced this Log Cabin quilt around 1895 and mailed it to her daughter Celina Gothblad in the U.S., who adding backing, batting and tied it together in the 1930’s. Gothblad’s daughter, who now owns the quilt and documented it during the Michigan Quilt Project, remembers when her mother received the quilt from Sweden. “She showed me strips of fabrics which were from dress material that she wore when young.”

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about its 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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