Carolina Lily.

On this day in 1997, Lilian Leigh Eselgroth, was born in Durham, North Carolina to Amy Milne and Chris Eselgroth.

Mrs. Karl Schegel machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted this 39” x 40” “North Carolina Lily with Flying Geese” quilt between 1850-1875 in Detroit, Michigan. The quilt was documented as part of the Michigan Quilt Project and is owned by the Detroit Historical Museum collection, one of the more than 250 historical societies and museums represented by quilts in the Index.

Happy Sweet Sixteen to my Carolina Lily, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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.

2 thoughts on “Carolina Lily.

  1. Thank you, Pam!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. It was so nice to have my girl home for the holiday and her birthday all rolled into one. Much love to you.

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