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Every quilt tells a story, but usually its message is not spelled out in words. This is not the case with the quilt top made by Electa Field, which reads: "BE YE WARMED" "HOLINESS TO THE LORD I REJOICE THEREFORE THAT I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOU IN ALL THINGS" " TO MISSIONS" ELECTA FIELD" CONWAY, MASS". In 1828, Electa Field married David Edson of Buckland MA, who had eight children from his previous wife; Electa and David had five children. Since the piecework is not joined together, we will never be certain how Electa intended to layout the quilt top.


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"Be Ye Warmed" Quilt

creator   Electa Field (1794-1868)
date   c. 1825
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles
accession #   #1964.12

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