A striking quilt in a deep red and black. Most importantly the quilt has, stitched on its reverse, "Sarah amd Anne Hoit, Burlington, VT 1838". It also has, stitched at a later time, "A Present to O. Sherman 1881". It is very uncommon to find a quilt, especially such an early one, with such complete information as to the maker, place and date. The piece is approximately 82" square, with the cutouts being 16" square.
Overall condition is not bad, but there is some surface wear, and some scattered small holes, including on the back. These are shown in the photos, and are fairly easily repairable. Considering the documentarty nature, age, and rarity of this quilt, the losses are not of major consequence.