On this day in 1884 the first portion of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The editors originally envisioned the dictionary as a four-volume work that would take 10 years to complete. The project actually took over 40 years and resulted in 10 volumes containing over 400,000 words.
This Checkerboard (alternate name Collector’s Dictionary) quilt top was made by an unknown quilter in the late 1800’s in Cornish, New Jersey. It was documented in 1988 by the inheritor of the quilt during The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey.
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance