1860's Mrs. M.J. Whitham Signed Quilt Square, Found in Portland, Maine
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. M.J. Whitham" handwritten in center, in old early dip pen handwriting and from the period.
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. The square is crisp and unwashed, and handsewn with the utmost care.
Found in Portland, Maine area, which is in Cumberland County. Would be beautiful framed. One of a kind. Was her name Mary Jane Whitham? See other quilt squares on our site by search for the word quilt.
Size: 12 x 12 inches.
Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)
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