Made by Jessie Campbell of Huntingdon, Quebec, from new material about 1860, this spectacular quilt was probably the maker’s marriage quilt. It is bordered with a poinsettia pattern and an elaborate fringe. The complex design and fine finish in the workmanship would have made it a spectacular bedcovering used only “for best”. Traditionally, such quilts were accompanied in a trousseau by a dozen more commonplace quilts made from sewing scraps and re-cycled fabrics, also the handiwork of the bride-to-be and intended for everyday use. The quilt won first prize at the Huntington Fair in 1860.