1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet

On display from Tuesday 10 April to Sunday 29 July

The American Museum is proud to display the oldest known, and date inscribed, patchwork coverlet in Britain. Made in 1718, long before the United States existed, the coverlet will be joining the Museum’s own world renowned textile collection this year to celebrate the coverlet’s 300 birthday.

The 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet is on loan from the Quilters’ Guild Collection.