Rose of Sharon Quilt

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1983.23

Rose of Sharon Quilt, c. 1843

82" x 83 3/4"

This quilt was pieced together by Eliza Ann Raney when she was a young girl. The family's slaves did the more difficult task of quilting, or stitching, the pieces together. This quilt was sewn together at night, by candlelight. Slaves had to do many chores like this, even working at all hours of the night.