Dear friend Wink has been collecting antique coverlets, mainly from Ohio, for many years. I stitched this coverlet design for her in 1986 so she was collecting for at least several years before that.
There is at least one coverlet on just about every chair. They are also hanging on the wall, tucked in baskets, etc.
The majority of her coverlets have a corner block.
This coverlet was purchased a couple years ago at an antique mall. It was labeled a wool blanket and I think she said she paid $9.95 for it. I'd say that was the buy of a lifetime!
If you are ever in the Bedford, PA area, be sure to visit the The National Museum of the American Coverlet. You can read about my visit with Wink here. There are exciting things happening there during the month of September. The following information is from the Woolley Fox website. (I just did a copy/paste and that's why it looks so funky and I don't know how to correct it.)
September 1 – 28, 2013