|inscribed Bicentennial quilt, Vermont, 1976, 57" x 57"|
The quilt is made of cottons and cotton/synthetic blends, and it is 57" x 57" in size. It is inscribed with embroidery in the lower left corner, "d.l. bister 1976" and it is red, white and blue - a real-deal Bicentennial quilt! If I ever get an ancestry.com subscription again, maybe I'll try to find out more. I'm not much of a genaologist, but it would be nice to find out if the maker was really from Essex Junction. Interestingly, the quilt is both hand-quilted and tied. I'm not sure I've seen that before.