Name: Bridal Appliqué
Dimensions: 90" x 90"
Date made: 1849
Date Acquired: 1972
RMSC Accession#: 93.343.1

This quilt was made in 1849 either by or for Matilda Graves. Research of local records reveals that a Matilda Graves married Alonzo Hardy in Coldwater, Monroe County in January of 1850. This quilt would be consistent with bridal quilts of that time period. Further possibilities, or clues of this attribution may come from the unusual inverted "A" used as "V" in Matilda Graves appliquéd in the corners: the incorporation of A for Alonzo in her maiden name perhaps?

Bridal Appliqué Quilt

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