Mosaic patchwork, while British in origin, quickly made its way to America. The Cockey family, with which this quilt is connected, was a prominent Baltimore-area family. A doctor from Frederick, Maryland, John Paul Cockey married Eliza Kelso, daughter of John Kelso, who was a Baltimore merchant. It is possible that Eliza was the maker of the quilt.

Pattern: 
Hexagon
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1820
Possibly made in
Baltimore
Maryland
United States
100
99.5
IQSCM, Ardis and Robert James Collection
1997.007.0687