"This gigantic, gorgeous 19th-century quilt depicting the Solar System hangs at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian. ...This Solar System quilt was made by Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, in 1876. It is 89" long and 106" wide. The wool top of this applique quilt is embellished with wool-fabric applique, wool braid, and wool and silk embroidery. Included in the design is the appliqued inscription, "Solar System," and the embroidered inscriptions, "E. H. Baker" and "A. D. 1876." The lining is a red cotton-and-wool fabric and the filling is of cotton fiber....Ellen used the quilt as a visual aid for lectures she gave on astronomy." More here.