Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton, pieced/sewn. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Quilt is in a "bars" pattern. The bars or stripes of the quilt follow the color sequence of purple, black, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red fabrics. The same sequence is repeated in smaller bars in the outer border. The quilt binding around the outer edge is made of red fabric. The backing is a brown printed fabric. The black, blue, purple, and green stripes are quilted with an individual chain pattern in each stripe. The yellow, orange and red stripes are quilted in a square grid pattern. The border is quilted in a double row of a chain quilting pattern. Exhibition History: Pennsylvania Treatures, Dana Gallery, F&M College, March 29-April 13, 1989. 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 1960nulls.
80 x 81 inches