I saw a very interesting display on Civil War quilts made in Illinois at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. It not only had quilts but also explained the role women played during the war to make quilts and comforts, sell fundraiser quilts for the war effort and make uniforms. There was a lovely log cabin quilt made after the war that included parts of uniforms from both Union and Southern soldiers. The woman who made it had sons fighting on both sides of the war, one was killed. I like history so I really enjoyed this display.
This exhibit just opened in February and runs through Sept. 8. If you decide to go, plan time to visit some of the the Abraham Lincoln sites and Presidential Museum if you enjoy history.