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  • Quilts for a Cause

    Quilts for a Cause

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    “Gun Boat Quilt” was a term given to the raffle quilts made by southern women in order to finance the building of gun boats needed during the Civil War to protect the ports of the southern states and the shipping lanes in and out of southern harbors. This is part of the story.

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Past Article


This story of two Italian lovers during World War I is drawn together with 496 postcards found at a Baltimore postcard show. The couple exchanged cards and letters, pledging eternal love, but they never married.

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