This quilt features some of the quaint messages promoted during the Colonial Revival in the form of old-fashioned cross-stitched samplers, available in the 1930s and 1940s as kits or patterns. The sentiments expressed demonstrate the extent to which the Colonial Revival linked quilts and other needlework with femininity and the home. One sampler featuring a woman in full colonial skirt sitting at a spinning wheel reads, “Mother’s love is like a fragrant rose with sweetness in every fold.” Another—one of several depicting charming home scenes—reads: “A friendly house by the side of the road with a friendly welcome for you.” 

Pattern: 
Album
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1930
1950
Possibly made in
Eastern
Pennsylvania
United States
82
54
IQSCM, Ardis and Robert James Collection
1997.007.0946