Irish Chain with Swag Border
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton, appliqued and pieced. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt is an Irish Chain pattern, which is pieced red and green print fabric. It has a green and red swag, of the same fabric. Between the Irish Chain are blocks of quilted feather wreaths. The Irish Chain & swag border are on a white background. The Irish Chain blocks are quilted with a grid pattern. The border is quilted in a scalloped pattern that follows the swag. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Winter 1992, 1993, 1995, 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.
93 x 93 inches