“Gather Up The Fragments: Civil War Quilts,” By Jeananne Wright

March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Quilts and the Civil War are interwoven in a way that will enlighten and entertain the audience.  This trunk show features 1840-1870 quilts, including authentic Civil War quilts.  Find out what kinds of quilts were made for the soldiers and what kinds might have been used on the Underground Railroad.


Jeananne Wright is a nationally recognized quilt historian, speaker, and an AQS certified appraiser.  She offers a dozen different programs and has given several hundred since the early 1990s.

Jeananne began collecting antique quilts in the 1960s and now has one of the premiere collections in the country, with quilts spanning more than 200 years.  Her earliest dated quilt is 1811.  She has been the featured quilter at numerous venues, has curated many exhibits, judged quilt shows, and frequently writes about quilts.  Her quilts have been widely published, and she has been featured in Quiltmaking Magazine and Quilters Newsletter Magazine.

She devotes much time to lecturing, appraising, and caring for her quilts, and admits to being happily quilt obsessed.  Since 2006 she has made 70 quilts using 1930s and 40s era quilt blocks,  arranging them in unusual and unorthodox ways using feed sacks on the front and back.

Jeananne is a retired 4th grade teacher, a grandmother of 7 (including triplets), and lives in Longmont Colorado.