Star pattern quilt /made by Emilina Bistodeau

Red, white, and blue star quilt. White ground with red and blue triangles made into a star pattern; alternating blocks of all white, hand-quilted with white thread show a leaf pattern; quilt edged in red trim. Quilt made during the Civil War by Emelina Bistodeau, donor's great-grandmother, along with five other women. Passed down to her son Alcedas Bistodeau, then to his daughter, Cecelia Bistodeau Beaudry, then to her daughter, donor Odell Beaudry. Emelina Bistodeau was the wife of Dr. Louis Bistodeau, and early St. Anthony and Dayton Minnesota physician.

ID Number: 1999.9.1

Quilts like this were made by women on the home front and then shipped to soldiers at the front.

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Star pattern quilt /made by Emilina Bistodeau
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