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Artist: Made by members of the Women’s Home Missionary Society of Cabot
Type: Pieced linen, cotton
Year: 1907
Size/Dimensions: 79 ¼ x 79 ¼ in.
Origin: Gift of Carolyn Park
Accession Number: 2012.32

Members of a missionary society in Cabot (today’s First United Methodist Church), probably made this quilt to raise money for their new church building. Signature quilts like this one often generated funds through the donation of money by each individual named on the blocks, and in the final sale, or raffling of the quilt. More than 1,000 names record a large network of the people and organizations who touched the lives of this early 20th-century Arkansas community.

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