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Political Threads

Political Threads

Weaving American History into Today’s Quilt

Pieced by Kathy Cracroft Wilhelmsen (Draper, Utah – 2008).

This was the name of the Block-of-the-Month class at Quilt Etc. for 2007-2008. In this presidential election year, we made traditional blocks inspired by important individuals and memorable events in the political history of the United States.

The blocks, which I chose to do primarily in Civil War reproduction fabrics, are:

Row 1: Mr. Roosevelt’s Tie, Lincoln’s Platform, Peace and Prosperity, Fort Sumter

Row 2:Philadelphia Pavements, Betsy Ross, Hayes’ Corner, Martha Washington Star

Row 3:Coxey’s Camp, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dolly Madison Star, 54-40 or Fight

Row 4:The Alamo, Battle of Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, Clay’s Choice

Row 5:White House Steps, The Great Depression, Mrs. Taft’s Choice, Abigail Adams

Custom quilted by Jen Hinwood
Size is 74 x 88 inches.