Pennsylvania Carolina Lily
Classification: Building Furnishing, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and techniques: Cotton, pieced, quilted. Physical Description: This quilt is a pieced green and yellow calico with a solid red lily. The alternating squares and the border are blue calico. The quilting on the lily panel follows the flower pattern. The back is blue and pink calico, eight inch stripe, which is typical of Southeast Pennsylvania. The edge is pink calico tape (binding), which is hand sewn. Exhibition History: Exhibited in Pennsylvania Treasures, Dana Room, F&M College, March 29-Aril 13, 1989. Exhibited in the Rothman Gallery, Fall 1992, Rothman Gallery, Spring 1996. 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.
83 x 83 inches
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