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The 1876 Centennial Quilt Project. A 19 Month Adventure

The original Centennial Quilt .. made in 1876 by M E C...or is it E M C ? I would like to especially thank Robert Harrison Photography for allowing us to use his amazing photographs! In October of 2015 eighteen of us began an interesting journey. Recreating a quilt that was made in Connecticut in 1876 as a centennial remembrance. This quilt was purchased at an estate sale in about 1998 by a Connecticut resident, Barbara F.  Menasian  for the small sum of $25.00!  We know nothing of the maker except for her initials, and we are not even able to decipher how those initials are read.  From left to right;  Karen B. Alexander, quilt historian, Anne Dawson, the wonder woman who made the project possible, and Barbara F. Menasian, the woman who had the foresight to buy an amazing quilt when she saw it! Fast forward to 2015 when Barbara posted an image of it on a FaceBook group where Karen B. Alexander , a quilt historian and contributing member of the American Quilt Study