The Death of Joe the Quilter

Source: Archaeology Magazine | April 11, 2016 | JARRETT A. LOBELL

On the evening of January 3, 1826, someone entered the Northumberland home of Joseph Hedley—known locally as “Joe the Quilter” for his great skill with needle and thread—and brutally murdered the lonely old man.

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  • ConservativeGranny #5126

    There is a photograph of one of his quilts at the link. I was surprised that someone this skilled was a man and not a woman. Also I am fascinated by the mystery of who had a motive to murder this man? Surely he had nothing of value?

    The quilt may not be what one expects. It is not a pieced work but it looks like a solid white piece that was quilted with intricate small stitches.

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