With the election just around the corner, we thought we'd bring your attention to this quilt from the American Folk Art Museum. This quilt, by an unknown quilt maker, was created using the only socially acceptable means available to voice her Democratic sympathies. The symbolism in the quilt allowed her to state her political opinions in the only way she could in the late nineteenth century. How far have we come today?

Click here to learn about the historical and political implications of the quilt.

Artist unidentified; initialed “J.F.R.” | Cleveland-Hendricks Crazy Quilt | American Folk Art Museum, folkartmuseum.org

(photos: Mary Kay Davis)

#1 Sheila Godes 2016-10-16 08:28
She clearly believed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights as well as the need for limited government in this wonderful Capitalistic Society that our Founders created. I hope and pray that my Granddaughter will feel the same and create something of equal beauty and strong statement. Wish I had the honor of meeting this strong woman who clearly was ahead of her time.
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