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?
Artist unidentified; initialed “J.F.R.” | Cleveland-Hendricks Crazy Quilt | American Folk Art Museum, folkartmuseum.org
(photos: Mary Kay Davis)