World War I Quilt
Tale of an Army tailor.
Herbert James Smith made uniforms
for Army soldiers with a delicate touch and a love for sewing. During
World War I, he sewed his handmade pennants and uniform scraps into
this quilt to express his pride and patriotism.
Pattern: American Army Pictorial
Technique: Pieced and Embroidered
Date: Made about 1918
Maker: Herbert James Smith (1865-1946)
Location: Perhaps Fort Benning
Material: Top: Wool; Filler: None; Back: Cotton
per inch: Not quilted
Accession number: 2001.70.1
Gift of Virginia Ennis Czerwinski in
memory of Matthew C. Ennis and Family