On this day in 1890, Idaho become the 43rd state in the Union. Since exploration of North America began from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the southern borders, Idaho remained virtually untouched by Spanish, French, British and American trappers and explorers up to 1805 when Lewis and Clark came through the territory.

To date there are only 22 records in the Quilt Index of quilts made in Idaho. This one titled “Aunt Cora’s Crazy Quilt” was made around 1920 by Cora Campbell Welch and her Idaho sewing circle. Cora was married in Tennessee in the 1920’s, moved to Idaho, then moved back to TN is the 1930’s. The quilt was documented during the Quilts of Tennessee project.

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance