photo courtesy of Fenmore Art Museum
Here is a link to one of the earliest American pictorial quilts, American Folk Art @ Cooperstown: River of Life.
This marvelous quilt resides at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. AQSG member Sharon Pinka alerted us to the fact that the quilt is going to be exhibited soon after undergoing some conservation.
If any reader is aware of an earlier one than this one dated 1835, please let me know.