Sherman’s March and Sherman’s Quilt.

On this day in 1864, Union General William T. Sherman began his march from Atlanta to the coast. Sherman’s army destroyed Atlanta and much of the rest of Georgia on their way to capture the Confederate seaport of Savannah.

This brown and gray wool “General Sherman’s Quilt” was made in Nebraska. The record shows that the quilt, which included another red quilt as batting, was “bought in 1980 on a bus trip to Colorado with the Tamburitzans – National Festival… (the) owner was freezing on the buss and stopped at Buffalo Bill Restaurant store (for) $15 or $30 each.” The owner, Mini Bizic, of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, documented the quilt in 2010 as part of the Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.


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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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