This painting of a colonial quilting party is much more sedate than the story told in “The Yankee Quilting Party” and may be closer to the reality of quilting parties. At the same time, however, it shows popular culture’s awareness and fascination with the event and with an earlier time in American history. 

Title: 
The Quilting Party
Maker: 
Edgar Melville Ward
Circa
1892
United States
32
51.75
IQSCM
2010.004.0001