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Quilting - Kentucky

Letter from Clara Booth to her sister, Harriet M. Booth of Louisville, Kentucky, mentions their grandmother's work on a quilt and the family's encouragement of her work.


Diary records family life on McConnell's farm near Cobb and Otter Pond, Kentucky. McConnell describes her daily work of quilting, sewing and mending, visiting friends and family, and canning and cooking. She notes family activities and visitors and describes the daily operation of the farm.

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Quilting in The Filson’s Collections: The Mariners’ Compass Quilt

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Quilting in The Filson’s Collections: The Political and Campaign Quilt

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