Governor’s Mansion

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Two enormous stately trees, an oak and a magnolia drape themselves protectively in the front lawn of the Executive Residence of North Carolina (the proper title). Although there were many attempts to abandon the mansion due to extensive renovations and repairs required to make it comfortable and practical, North Carolina has one of the few governors’ homes in the nation constructed in the nineteenth century and still existing as a lived in residence. It was constructed by convict labor using pink North Carolina Sandstone and many species of North Carolina hardwoods. Architecturally, the Mansion exemplifies the Queen Anne Cottage style popular during the American Victorian Period while the fancy exterior wooden ornamentation is typical of the Eastlake style.

This quilt won Best of Show, Quilts at the 2002 NC State Fair and it was a finalist at the 2003 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. It was published in 2004: Quiltworks Magazine, Jan/Feb 04. In 2005, this quilt was selected for the 24th annual “Quilts=Art=Quilts” show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, in Auburn, New York.

This quilt was sold in 2007 and now hangs in the lobby at the Credit Suisse Bank in Research Triangle Park, NC.