Signature (Album) Quilt
Classification:Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton, pieced. Style/Period/Movement: Signature Quilt/Album Quilt Physical Description:Twenty pieced blocks with signatures in them. They all have a white cross with the name of a person & two colors of a print completing the sqaure. Bands of light gray print fabric surround each signature block. The signatures originate mostly from the "Doll" and "Kuder" families. The names in the four corners are, "Catherine Doll, Alavesta Doll, Tilghanan Doll and Catherine Doll." The border all around is a darker gray print and edged in a yellow binding. The quilting follows the pieced pattern and the border has an angled quilting pattern. The backing fabric is a pieced light brown printed fabric. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Fall 1993. 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 (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1940s.
84 x 95 inches
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