I'm involved with a local historic preservation group here in my county, and we had an open house yesterday at the historic antebellum house that is the central structure of the park, which is the Shoppach House. One of the quilts we had on display there was the one shown below, and it is my favorite in our collection.
It was made by Xalisco Stribling Brents in the 1880s, so is about 120 years old. She was born in 1837 in Georgia, so would have been about 40 when she made this. She died in 1910 at the age of 73 here in Saline County, Arkansas.
The documentation we received with the quilt says that there are 10,875 pieces in the quilt and 169,700 stitches. I doubt that number is exactly accurate due to the roundness of the numbers, and am guessing someone counted the pieces and stitches in one block and then did the math considering the number of blocks. Nevertheless, it is a stunning quilt.
I laid a set of keys on the quilt to give a sense of scale of the pieces. They're tiny! :shock: