Double Nine Patch Quilt
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt Materials and Techniques: Cotton, Appliqued. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Red an white fabric. Alternating Double Nine Patch and white blocks pieced on point (diagonal rows). Inner border is a pieced sawtooth border. The center of each white block is quilted in a circle and leaves quilting pattern. There are also half-round flowers quilted in the sawtooth border. Three inch white outer border quilted in diagonal lines. Exhibition History: 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. 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.
75 x 77 inches
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