The Flower Gardent Quilt (Grandmothernulls Flower Garden)
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton pieced. Style/Period/or Movement: 1930s-1940s. Physical Description: The Grandmothernulls Flower Garden quilt is made of small hexagon shapes pieced together from 1930s or 1940s fabric. The fabric between the "flower shapes" and in the border are yellow. The bottom was quilted by Ladies of St. Johnnulls United Church of Christ, Allentown, PA. 1988-1989. Exhibit History: This quilt is currently on permanent display in the Rothman Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art. Collection/Donor: Collection or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer, an avid collector of American folk art, often crossed paths with the Duponts. The collection largely represents a narrow geographic region consisting of Pennsylvania German objects and was accumulated over four decades. Schaeffer’s grandfather served on F&M’s Board of Trustees. Schaeffer purchased this item from Hattie Brunner c. 1960. Brunner was one of the first Pennsylvania German antique dealers as well as a folk painter.
79.50 x 78 inches
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