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Quilt made by members of the Presbyterian Church, Maltaville, New York, 1847Quilt made by members of the Presbyterian Church, Maltaville, New York, 1847

This album quilt was presented to Mary Benton Barnard Hill, wife of the pastor of the Presbyterian Church, as a "token of esteem." Each square was made by a different seamstress, and many are signed. The Smithsonian acquired the quilt in 1931.

See also: Folk Art, Quilts

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