On this day in 1957, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born, daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She was named after both her maternal aunt, Caroline Lee Bouvier Radziwill, and her maternal great-grandmother, Caroline Ewing Bouvier. Young Caroline inspired singer-songwriter Neil Diamond to write his hit song “Sweet Caroline,” first released in 1969.

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This hand pieced and hand quilted Hexagon Star quilt made of silk, cotton and wool fibers was made by Caroline Middleton of Haddonfield, New Jersey in 1877. The quilt was documented during the Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey and the provenance of the quilt is noted as “a family made Quaker quilt.”

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance