Signature Quilts 2: Friendship and Family

When one thinks of signature quilts, groups of women bound by friendship or family or both often come to mind. These quilts truly tell the stories of women’s lives in America. Some of these friendship quilts were made by the friends and family of a bride-to-be to wish her well, while others were made to heal or comfort a sick friend. Still others were made to mark a momentous occasion, such as the album quilt celebrating the fiftieth birthday of Alice Lane, signed by her friends and her nine-year old granddaughter.

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