Mary Schafer, piecer
Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
Cotton with polyester batting
84 x 104
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State
The design commemorated the Battle of Saratoga. Here, British General
John Burgoyne was surrounded and surrendered on October 17, 1777.
The event is represented symbolically in the quilt by the blue squares
symbolizing the Americans circling around the red squares symbolizing
the British. In the border, the blue American squares can be found
breaking through the red British lines. Within the quilting, Mary
chose to use the Maltese cross as a representation of George III.