On this day in 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state of the Union to ratify the U.S. Constitution. At the time one-third of Pennsylvania’s population was German-speaking, so the Constitution was printed in that language to engage these citizens in the debate.

This striking tan, cream and red quilt is titled “Nonsuch,” and was made by Bessie Moyer, a German Protestant schoolteacher, between 1876-1900. The owner, Moyer’s great niece, documented the quilt during the Western Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation Project in 2010.  Don’t miss using the zoom tool on this quilt

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance