On this day in 1997, Lilian Leigh Eselgroth, was born in Durham, North Carolina to Amy Milne and Chris Eselgroth.

Mrs. Karl Schegel machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted this 39” x 40” “North Carolina Lily with Flying Geese” quilt between 1850-1875 in Detroit, Michigan. The quilt was documented as part of the Michigan Quilt Project and is owned by the Detroit Historical Museum collection, one of the more than 250 historical societies and museums represented by quilts in the Index.

Happy Sweet Sixteen to my Carolina Lily, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance