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March 2013 Pic of the Month

Ruth McConnell’s Chintz Applique Quilt

In 1849, Julia McConnell Miles wrote an inscription on the back of the quilt her mother Ruth made in 1793.  Julia’s words read:  “The work of my Mother Ruth McConnell & her cousins Hannah and Mary Parry in the year 1793 previous to my birth (September of that year) during yellow fever - Julia M. Miles May 14th 1849.” THF153590

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