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May 1, 2013

Patchwork crib quilt

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Patchwork crib quilt

Crib quilt made of printed cotton and pieced in a star pattern. Created in 1853 and used by the children of writer and educator Edward Duffield Neill in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Neill was an important figure in early Minnesota history. He was chaplain to the 1st Minnesota Infantry during the Civil War; secretary to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson; and a president of Macalester College.

For details, view the quilt in our online collections database.  It is on view as part of the exhibit Minnesota and the Civil War, open to the public at the Minnesota History Center through September 8, 2013.

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