On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the admission of West Virginia into the Union as the 35th U.S. state (or 24th when secession of the 11 Southern states is taken into account).


Church members made this Applique Sampler Signature quilt for the Reverand Daniel Hitt Kincheloe Dix in 1860. The quilt is owned by a descendant of Dix’s who was a circuit rider for the Methodist Episcopal Church in West Virginia in the towns of Cameron (1859), Grave Creek (1860), New Martinsville (1861-1862). Dix was also a member of the West Virginia Senate 1865-1870. The quilt, which includes dimensional hand applique and embroidery, was documented during the Signature Quilt Project by Nan Moore of Florida.

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance