1860's Mrs. John C. Rogers, Portland Maine Signed Quilt Square
-Found in Portland Maine, Cumberland County, New England<
-19th c Hand Sewn Quilt Square with signed ID'd Rogers surname
This is a beautiful old hand signed quilt square handmade from early gingham fabrics. 18 different squares were found in a house in Portland Maine, Cumberland County.
This one has the signature Mrs. John C. Rogers handwritten in center, in old early dip pen handwriting from the period. (See Second Photo) Most likely there was a quilting bee and each member made and signed their own squares. Some of the family members are related by same surnames, others may also be related family members. For whatever reason, the handmade quilt was never finished and assembled.
The square is crisp and unwashed, and handsewn with the utmost care. Found in Portland, Maine area, which is in Cumberland County. This old piece would be beautiful framed. One of a kind.
Size: 12 x 12 inches.
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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