On this day in 1861, American composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. Her most popular songs were “I Love You Truly (1901) and “A Perfect Day” (1910).
Norwegian-born mother of eight Grunhild Loftus Anderson hand appliqued and hand quilted this cream and yellow feedsack Hour Glass Variation quilt in the early 1900’s. At the time Anderson lived in Sand Creek, Wisconsin (about 244 miles northwest of Janesville). A blood relative of the quiltmaker documented the quilt in 2003 as part of the Wisconsin Quilt History Project.
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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance