I was looking for something else when I stumbled upon an article from 1962. Some of you might remember that there was another Colonial Revival at that time and the Kovels, well known for their books on antiques, had a syndicated column.
The question was: "Someone told me that there were only three women who had quilt patterns named for them. Who are these women?
Answer: Old quilt patterns had many names. A single pattern often had different names in different parts of the country. It has been said that Queen Charlotte, Dolly Madison and Mrs. Grover Cleveland were the three women honored by quilt names. Martha Washington's name was given to two patterns. The Barbara Frietchie Star was a popular pattern. Mrs. Harris' Colonial Rose, Mrs. Keller's Nine Patch and Mrs. Morgan's Star are all old patterns. We like the quilt named 'Electra Amelia Hall and Her Twin Sister'."
I like that the authors pointed out that there were different names for different patterns even back then. Of course I immediately thought of a quilt named "Mrs. Hoover's Colonial Quilt" and if you read Barbara Brackman's Blockbase books, you'll find a ton of other women named for quilt (some we know of and some we don't--who is Aunt Eliza/Jane/Dinah etc...).
I was interested in the Queen Charlotte quilt pattern and found this pattern which is interesting. It's a basket sort of looking quilt. If you are wondering who Queen Charlotte is, you can read about her here.
You can look up the other quilt patterns mentioned...but I want to know if you find "Electra Amelia Hall and Her Twin Sister".
I couldn't find reference to that quilt anywhere on the internet or in Brackman's Encylopedias. Were they referring to "Twin Sisters"?