made by Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur - she became the first daughter of a president to be married in the White House. Unfortunately the quilt was never finished. It is believed it may have been started around the time of her marriage which was in 1820. Her father John Monroe became the fifth President of the United States in 1817. From "Quilts from Virginia 1607-1899 The Birth of America Through the Eye of a Needle".