I've written about Frances Perkins before, read here. She was the first woman cabinet and really the architect of many of the programs of the New Deal. A great book on her is:
The article goes on to state: "Patchwork quilts happen to attract the fancy of Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor. She has a fine collection of old quilts. Her first one was a pink and white copperplate patchwork quilt, given to her twenty years ago by a grandmother who lived in Boston. Miss Perkins, a New Englander, has a summer home in Maine, a prized hide-away where the busy Cabinet member, accompanied by her family has been wont to go during the hot months to indulge her love for outdoor life."
Now in case you are wondering what a pink and white copperplate fabric might look like, here's an antique piece from Colonial Williamsburg:
Still, I have to say that I haven't found a single online site that can show me the quilts that were in Perkins' collection. Have you any idea?
But here's the other thing...a lot of women have made quilts honoring Frances Perkins' accomplishments. You can google her and quilts to see some of these stunning beauties. As a quilt collector, I'm betting she would have liked that.