By the war’s end, it was estimated that over 250,000 quilts and comforters had been made for the Union soldiers. Confederate women, not having the luxury of an abundance of fabric that their Northern counterparts had, began to make homespun fabric out of torn-apart mattresses and even carpets. The process was slow and tedious, but they persevered.
Because of the rigorous routines of the soldiers and the fact that many were buried in their quilts, few of these treasures survived.
Sara’s Civil War Era collection commemorates the plight of both the Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as the women that sewed for them.
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