Thursday, August 26, 2010

1835 River of Life Pictorial Quilt

1835 River of Life

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.




  1. What a fabulous quilt! It looks like it would definitely be worth the trip.

  2. Thanks for visiting QHR. I have to agree. If I were within driving distance, I would be there in a flash! Karen A.