My great-great grandmother's Quilt
“In 1856, a family came to far western Wisconsin, the edge of the frontier, in a covered wagon... They were my great-great-great grandparents...
“One of their daughters was named Caroline. I have her name and her quilt: appliqued flowers on a white field, pink and yellow calico blossoming from curling green stems, all secured in thousands upon thousands of tiny, even stitches. She was sewing it around 1871, when Laura Ingalls was a youngster not far away."
— from the Introduction to Prairie Fires, pp 6-7