I have to admit I did not know about it until yesterday but I will not easily forget it! Made in 1803 you will be hard pressed to find a finer example of applique and piecing anywhere.
This is another one that you must go and see!
This is the central applique motif.
Not only is the piecing tiny with many pieces in each motif but it is circular!
And all around the borders are these stunning applique scenes, which must be of as much importance to historians as they are to quilters.
As I heard someone remark yesterday - you would travel to London just to see one of these quilts never mind the whole exhibition.
The overwhelming feeling for me today is the pride of being a British quilter. So many times I have felt that Americans had a better quilting heritage than us but this exhibition is going to do a lot to show that much of the American quilting heritage originated in Britain.