Saturday, November 10, 2018

Red Cross Signature Quilt 1918

 this stunning antique commemorate's the 100th anniversary of armistice
It was made in 1918 as a fund raiser
nurses paid to have their signatures embroidered on the white cotton
This antique is currently on display at One Sky Gallery in Sudbury until November 11.
It has been used and shows age, but that adds to the poignancy
lest we forget

3 comments:

  1. How great that it has survived 100 years. I think it is just lovely.

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt - so simple in its design but so large in what it stands for. Our country (Belgium) is full of remembrance today - we must never forget. Thanks for bringing our attention to it.

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  3. When I helped my mom as she volunteered at the Red Cross it was the 50th anniversary of the Armistice. Now it is the 100th ... and this symbol endures. Sadly, so too the need for all it stands for.

    Thank you for sharing this cloth icon ...

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