Wild Goose Chase
Verona (Augusta County), third quarter nineteenth century
76" x 90"
This quilt is difficult to date due to its smaller size (usually a later characteristic) and use of a long-standing pattern, the Wild Goose Chase. However, the overall arrangement of alternating white blocks with green squares helps to place it in the third quarter of the nineteenth century, and the fairly intricate quilting, including alternating blocks with wreaths and hearts with a feather border, may indicate a date closer to 1850-60.