An analysis of IQSCM collections revealed that post-Civil War quiltmakers quickly adopted home sewing machines in making their quilts. Some early machines came with quilting attachments; however, until the late 20th century, most continued to hand stitch quilting, rather than use machines. This late 19th-century quilt features early adoption of the sewing machine for quilting. 

Pattern: 
President's Wreath, detail
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1870
1880
Made in
United States
72.5
71.5
IQSCM, Ardis and Robert James Collection
1997.007.0888