Tulip Pattern Quilt
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Classification:Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton, Applique Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Repeating tri-tulip pattern. Tulips are red and yellow calicos with green calico stem and leaves. Sixteen blocks in total. Floral and vine border. Quilting follows applique pattern. Background is white with various quilting patterns such as medallions and square in square. Border has feather quilting pattern with vine as the spine of the feather. Back is white cotton and binding is red print fabric. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M Spring 1995, 1996, 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. The donor states that he purchased this quilt form Hattie Brunner (American1890-1982) in the 1970nulls. 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.
88 x 88 inches
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