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One of the most unusual quilts ever made in America, known as “Trade and Commerce”. Its maker was clearly familiar with the busy river commerce so important in the development of New York State. This unique pictorial quilt, made about 1825 by Hannah Stockton Stiles, is a lively appliqué depiction of life along the shores and on the waters of a major river. From: Inspired Traditions: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY, 2011

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection Made in England in the early 1800s

One of the very few quilts that feature a pictorial narrative akin to the genre paintings of the era. It is our Trade and Commerce quilt by Hannah Stockton Stiles, a 105” x 89” bedcovering made of cotton and chintz in about 1835. Hannah was born in Trenton, New Jersey and married John Stiles of Philadelphia in 1818. The two cities flank the Delaware River, a bustling commercial waterway that in the 1830s was loaded with all ma

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Pictorial Quilt circa 1840, Cotton, cotton thread, 67 ¾ x 85 ½ in. (172.1 x 217.2 cm), Brooklyn Museum - Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts exhibit

Unknown Odawa Indian Maker, Bethlehem Star Quilt, late 19th century. Collection of Shelburne Museum. in: Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution. Katonah Museum of Art (New York), February 24 - June 16, 2013.

Tree of Life quilt. Jane Sassaman is an artist, a craftswoman and a quilter of the highest caliber!