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Saturday, October 20, 2012



After finding this quilt online I decided it definitely
fit into the catagory of mourning art.
It's "title" is Graveyard, it's maker unknown.
 Made sometime between the years of 1950 to 1975, 
 it could be classified as an eight pointed star pattern.
Done in shades of brown, beige, and black,
 it is surrounded by a border that is done to look like a picket fence,
with coffins along the inside. 
The large center piece is a cemetery with coffins.
There is a path thru the pattern that leads into the cemetery.
I can't tell what the first item is at the head of the path, I am guessing it is
possibly an urn?
I counted over 20 coffins , at least some of them have names on them.
Again, these photos make it hard to tell for sure.
It also looks like it was made in such a way
that more coffins could be added at a later date. 
this quilt is in a private collection
in the USA.
Edited to add another much clearer photo I just came across
of this wonderful quilt:



  1. This is an interesting quilt. I hope it brought the maker peace.

  2. Wow I have seen many quilts but never anything like this... amazing work...it must have helped the maker with her grief...I just hope they weren't all her children... amazing find Gayle...:)

  3. This quilt was begun in 1836, according tohttp://ashleykathbilsky.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/the-graveyard-quilt/