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Lynda Salter Chenoweth

Lynda Salter Chenoweth is a quilter who has lived in Sonoma, California since retiring from the University of California at Berkeley. Her quilt research focuses on nineteenth-century signature quilts.

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Listed in: History · Ohio and Regional · Art · Textile Arts · Art History

Cover of 'Philena’s Friendship Quilt'

Philena’s Friendship Quilt
A Quaker Farewell to Ohio
By Lynda Salter Chenoweth

Chenoweth’s research to discover the story behind a Quaker signature quilt made in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1853 revealed not only the identity of the quilt recipient and details of her life and community, but also a striking feature of the quilt itself—a “hidden” design element created by the deliberate placement of names on the quilt’s surface.

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