88″ x 98″
Pieced by Sue Hickman Berryville, Va 3/2013
This scrappy queen-sized quilt was completed to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War. Its 56 blocks feature Civil War reproduction fabrics and the centers highlight important people and events pivotal to the war. Down the side border of the quilt are the words of the final paragraph of President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address on Saturday, March 4th, 1865. This address was given just a little more than a month before he was assassinated. The top border features Union soldiers and General Ulysses S. Grant, the victors. The bottom border features Confederate soldiers and General Robert E Lee.
Adapted from Carol Hopkins Designs Civil War Legacies ‘Remembrances’ pattern.
This quilt showed at the 2013 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.