Rolling Stone Quilt
Classification:Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques:Pieced cotton. Style/Period/Movement:n/a. Physical Description: This quilt was previously titled as "Tumbling Block Pattern", which was incorrect. This is actually a Rolling Stone pattern. There are eighteen (18) panels separated by stripes of white fabric. The panels are set in a diagonal fashion with large solid red triangles along the border. The Tumbling Block pattern has a pieced green calico & red with black dot fabric on a qhite background. The triangle border is the same red fabric. All of this is cotton. The quilting pattern has a large medallion in the center with a shell pattern surrounding it. The four corners have a floral motif quilted in it. The border has a chain quilting pattern. The back is whiteand is turned up for the edging. Exhibition History:Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Winter 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 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. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner, Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1960s
73 x 75 inches
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