Bow Tie Quilt
Classification: Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and techniques: pieced cotton. Description: Various print, solid, pastel and medium hued cotton fabric. The border contains a red print stripe on a white background. The batting is thick. Quilted in a large grid pattern. The border is quilted in straight rows. The back is muslim. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery- Fall 1996, Spring 1998. Collection or Donor: Collections or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer (American 1918-2001) , 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. The donor states that he purchased this quilt form Hattie Brunner (American1890-1982) in the 1950nulls. Hattie Brunner from Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was a folk art painter as well as one of the first antique dealers in Pennsylvania German Folk Art.
77 x 77 inches
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