By: Laurel Horton
Major historical events in a country or region have an impact upon the lives of its people. The more significant the event the more influence may be seen in the behavior, attitudes, and products of the affected populations. Quilts are objects of material culture which reflect the times in which they were made. In South Carolina the most influential and traumatic events off the nineteenth century occurred during and following the American Civil War. These events and reactions of South Carolinians are reflected in the quilts produced during and after the war.