'Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker'
Join a discussion of the novel Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the story of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who obtained her freedom with the skill of her needle and the friendship of the First Lady with her devotion.
Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt.