Rose of Sharon Quilt
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliquéd and Quilted Cotton. Physical Description: This quilt has four large blocks. The Rose of Sharon pattern consists of red and red print petals with a yellow center with solid green leaves and stems. The border contains a red swag with green and yellow posts. There is both echo and grid quilting in the blocks. The quilting in the border echos the swag appliqué. There is also feather quilting in the border. White binding along the edge. The back is also white. 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 in the 1950s. Brunner was one of the first Pennsylvania German antique dealers as well as a folk painter.
90 x 91 inches
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