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Picturing a World

Solar system quilt

Website alert: At the moment, I’m working on a short story with an astronomical motif so this quilt jumped out at me. Wow!

The quilter was born in Cincinnati. An Ohio connection and a date in the mid-1870’s places her and the piece right in my imaginary Palmers’ milieu. Worth a thought for a new story about Circleville.

If you are interested in needlework,19th C astronomy, or the American Midwest, check out the Smithsonian’s page on the quilt, which allows you to see a very big enlargement and provides more information about the quilt and Ellen Harding Baker.

Via a link from Two Nerdy History Girls
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