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  • Southern Quilts
    Explore these antebellum, war-time, and post-war quilts
  • Get a Closer Look
    Zoom in to see the details of these quilts!
  • View the Intricate Designs
    Examine twelve selected quilts from our collection.

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The Museum is the repository for one of the worlds largest and most historically important collections of Southern antebellum, wartime, and postwar quilts. There are approximately 30 quilts in the collection, with materials ranging from silk to wool to cotton homespun. The entire quilt collection was photographed in 2010 and we have selected some outstanding examples for this online exhibition.

Please note that these quilts are not on display in the Museum. However, most can be viewed by appointment. Please contact cwright@acwm.org for more information.

Funding for this project was provided by: National Quilting Association, Albemarie Antiquarian Society, and Mrs. Peri Urvek.

Photography by Alan Thompson.

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The Quilts

View selections of our Southern antebellum, wartime, and postwar quilts. The collection was photographed in high-resolution and you can zoom in for a closer look on each individual quilt's page. Please note that these quilts are not on display at the Museum. However, most can be viewed by scheduling a collections research appointment.

 

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The mission of The American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.

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