|Object Name||Block, Quilt|
|Title||Caruthers Caesar's Crown Quilt Block|
Top: "Caesar's Crown" (eight-pointed star/eight-petalled flower) pattern (single block; fragmentary); patchwork. Materials are blue, yellow, red, and white plain-weave cotton. Embroidered on block are "1865" and the cursive initials "E.C.C."
Backing: White cotton; pieced from 2 panels.
Binding: Beige/gold cotton.
|Dimensions||H-24 W-24 inches|
|Owned||Exalissa Curinder Caruthers|
|Made||Exalissa Curinder Caruthers, Silver Run, AL, 1865|
|Provenance||A quilt block made by Exalissa C. Caruthers of Silver Run, Alabama, during the Civil War. She made/finished it in 1865, when she was about 23 years old. It was quilted with homemade thread spun by the maker/donor.|
Caruthers, Exalissa Curinder