Tulip Applique Quilt
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt, Materials and Techniques: Cotton, appliqued. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Sixteen repeating blocks of appliqued tulips and leaves. Tulips are red and yellow with green leaves in calico fabric on a white background. Quilting is very delicate and follows the tulip pattern and also creates leaves and flowers in the negative spaces. Border is quilted in an undulating feather pattern. Exhibition History: Oral Traditions Quilt Symposium, "Pennsylvania Treasure-Trove," Dana Room, June 15-17, 1990. Rothman Gallery, F&M Spring 1995 and Spring 1998. Collection 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.
81 x 83 inches
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