As I was cleaning out my little red cupboard yesterday, I came across some signature blocks that I have collected. These blocks never made it into a quilt obviously, but signature quilts were popular in the mid 19th century. As you can see, some of these are dated in the late 1840's.
Turkey red, again very popular around 1850. This one says Elisebeth Seiverd 1846 in tiny cross stitch.
William Glendining 1846
Lean Garman 1846
The next two have ink stamped names. M. Glendining.
M A Wilsonor (?).
Prussian blue, again a clue to ca. 1850, this color was very popular in quilts at that time.
May House. Windsor. Oct, th 10, 1848. Written in ink.
H. S. Kunkle, Harrisburg Pa. I wish I have a yard of this cheddar fabric!
In beautiful script, David S. Raber, Lebanon, Pa. January 12, 1848
Catharine Landis 1846. The name is a well known name in Lancaster County. There is a museum called the Landis Valley Museum, and, I suppose, there is a Landis Valley to go with it.