Things hit a bit of a snag during the attempt to return the Confederation Quilt to Hampton's Kings County Museum on Thursday.

The eight-by-seven-foot crate housing the quilt simply would not fit through the museum door.

The iconic quilt was stitched together by Kings County native Fannie Parlee from scraps of gowns worn by women attending the Charlottetown Conference in 1864.

The museum compared its historical significance in Canada to that of Betsy Ross' first American flag in the United States.

The museum is to be the quilt's permanent home. Plans are still to display it next summer in time for Canada's 150th birthday.

with files from Matthew Bingley, Information Morning Saint John