Posted by Bob Evans, July 9, 2012
Civil War era replica quilts are on display through the end of July at the McCook House Civil War Museum on Public Square in Carrollton.
The displays were set up by Dave Lewis of North Canton and Pat McArtor of Homeworth. They are members of Yesteryear Quilters who meet at Anna Louisa’s Needle Arts in Louisville.
Yesteryear Quilters visit museums and copy cloth patterns from the Civil War Era through the end of the century. Using reproduction fabric, the group creates the quilts.
One of the quilts on display is for Mary Ann “Mother” Bell Bickerdyke, a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War. She was born in Knox County, OH, later moving to Galesburg, IL
A large quilt hanging from the second floor staircase features pictures of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as women who posed as men to fight during the Civil War.
Lewis printed the pictures, originally published by the Library of Congress, on cloth, and were then used in the quilt pattern.
The McCook House Civil War Museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day and the second weekend in October, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 330-627-3345.
Shown above with the Bickerdyke quilt are: Pat McArtor and Dave Lewis.