Appliqué and Patchwork Summer Spread (SOLD)

This Friendship Quilt has 42 signed stitched-squares w/a vine border. Several squares are dated 1866, 1867, 1875 and stitched “Stamford, Conn” or Brooklyn L.I.” Many signatures include “Clayton”, “Thomson”, and “Wilson” families, along with a square depicting the dog, “Prince” (see photo). Perhaps the shield with the name “George W. Clayton” and date “1866” reflects his service in the Civil War.