Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Burgoyne Surrounded

Burgoyne Surrounded quilts have drawn my attention many times.  This week we'll take a look at a variety of them.  The old ones most often are done in red and white.  These are in chronological order this time.  I thought it might be fun to see them that way.

Burgoyne Surrounded Signature Quilt
Methodist Episcopal Missionary Sewing Society
Newark, New Jersey
85" x 99"

This is the oldest version of Burgoyne Surrounded that I have found.  It has an interesting story behind it.

The quilt label reads:
Presented to Rev. Wm. Roberts & Lady
by the ?????? Missionary Sewing Society
of the Franklin St. M. E. Church*
Newark NJ
October 20,1846
"And all the ends of the Earth shall fear Him."

*Methodist Episcopal

The quilt was taken w/ Rev. William and Hannah Roberts when they left New Jersey for Oregon, 1846.
For more information and pictures, follow the link below.

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Martha A Page

I simply love this one!  What an awesome combination of hard edges and curves.

Isn't the border wonderful?  I think I have to use it as inspiration for something!

I can't find any further information about the quilt other than what captions it on Pinterest.  "Martha A. Page, 1852." There is a post to which it is attached on Civil War Talk, but the thread is so long, I gave up trying to find anything pertinent.  I guess we'll just have to enjoy it!

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Burgoyne Surrounded

This is an interesting treatment of the pattern.  Using the flying geese sashing changes it a lot.  What do you think of it?

I can't find any more information on this one.

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Burgoyne Surrounded/Road to California

I love the look of this one.  The fabrics are so varied and fun.  No more information on this one, either.

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Burgoyne Surrounded
Eulalie Woodhouse
Newark (NJ?)

I love these quilts that have so much information blazing out on the top!  It's all I know of it, and I like the uniqueness of it.

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Burgoyne Surrounded
Jo Morton

Just for fun, I thought I'd share Jo's wonderful rendition of the pattern.  What a marvelously warm feel it has.  I'm tempted to give it a try!

Thanks for joining us on our tour of Burgoyne Surrounded Quilts!

Happy Quilting!!

- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.

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