|Title||Hillsman Patchwork Quilt|
Top: Cotton, linen, wool (pieced). Materials are homespun wool, cotton, and linen. Embroidered on one corner is “Ala”.
Backing: Brown homespun. Pieced.
Binding: Brown homespun.
|Material||textile (wool, cotton, linen)|
|Dimensions||W-70 L-80 inches|
|Owned||Mollie Blanton Hillsman|
|Made||Mollie Blanton Hillsman|
This quilt is believed to have been made by Mollie Blanton Hillsman (Mrs. John Hillsman), whose husband was a surgeon for the Confederacy on Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire's staff. She made the quilt from handwoven quilts and scraps of uniforms used by the Confederate soldiers. The very beautiful piece of material was part of one of General Robert E. Lee's uniform.
[This history exists for a quilt in the collection, which is believed to belong to this previously Found in Collection quilt of corresponding appearance.]
Hillsman, Mollie Blanton [Mrs. John]
Lee, Robert E.
African Americans (tentative)