Hexagonal Pattern Quilt -
Silk quilt in hexagonal pattern. Made by Bathsheba Howard Philips of Newfane, Vermont, and marked with her initials and the date 1837. The maker did marry in 1837 but she may have made this as an anniversary quilt at a later date, since silk would have been a rare material for a Vermont quilt sewn before 1875. Others say it’s possible that it dates to 1837, since this pattern was popular in the late 1830s and the maker used her maiden name initials. We would be interested in your opinion. Donated by Alice Swingle. 76.5"h. x 71.5"w. #1962.71.