Rising Sun with Flower Pots
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: cotton, pieced and appliqued Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This Rising Sun quilt is created with tan, yellow, red, dark blue, pink, orange, brown, green, and medium blue cotton on a beige background. The inner border has a flower pot of red, yellow and blue. The inner border has a diamond shaped pattern of repeated colors in the sun. The outer border is solid blue. The quilting pattern in the sun is geometric. The background is quilted in a combination of swag & shells. The potted flowers in the four corners are appliqued on. The quilting on the inner border follows the diamond shapes. The outer border is quilted in a diamond chain pattern. The backing fabric has wide bars of pink and blue cotton. This quilt is believed to have originated in eastern Berks County, between Boyertown and Washington Township. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery,F&M College, Spring 1994 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.
77 x 77 inches