1880' from state of Missouri 191 cm x 191 cm

Pine tree quilt is one of the most traditional American quilts.  This pattern appears to come from a pine tree of Massachusetts' colonial flag, which is the earliest symbol of the union of colonies and also from a Massachusetts pine tree silver coin established in 1652.
Pine tree was metaphor for a tree of the life, and it was a symbol of Massachusetts forests in New England region. Pine tree quilt was a reflection of the pioneer spirit by the settlers at that time. When Main, which used to be part of Massachusetts, became its own state, it was nick named as "Pine tree state" because of the extensive pine forests. Since pine tree was one of the prime exports in Massachusetts pine cone has been placed on the top of the state office building for commemorating the pine trees until now.

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