Old Home, Little House.

On this day in 1957, Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House” children’s novel series, died in Mansfield, Missouri at the age of 90. Wilder’s books are based on her childhood, from her birth in Wisconsin to covered wagon journeys with her parents to farming communities in Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa, to her marriage and motherhood in present-day South Dakota.

Sarah Hagey of Burlington Junction, Missouri, machine and hand pieced and hand quilted this Old Home block quilt between 1890-1925. The quilt has been passed down through the family and was documented in 1988 by its current owner as part of the Iowa Quilt Research 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.

Source:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/laura-ingalls-wilder-chronicler-of-american-frontier-life-dies


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
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amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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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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