Mary Smith's Dishrag
# CHD239
From Carol Hopkins Designs
By Hopkins, Carol
In Quilting
There are numerous reports of women who secretly served in the Civil War in order to be with their husbands and boyfriends, and how their female identities were discovered. On September 10, 1861, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Mary Smith was discovered in the 41st Ohio Infantry when she gave 'an unmistakable twist to the dishcloth in wringing it out that no man could ever successfully counterfeit.' This quilt is made of 20 dishrag blocks (otherwise recognized as a unit found in the Kansas Troubles block) that finish at 4" x 4". Finished quilt size 23in x 27in

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Made in USA