Gladiolus Quilt - Kit
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton Applique, kit Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt, from a kit, has a bouquet of gladiolas in the center and four sprays in the corners. It is three-toned green with multi-colored flowers in varying hues of yellows, pinks, and deep reds. All this is cotton and is appliqued on a white cotton background. The flower stamens are embroidered with embroidery floss. The edge is scalloped. The quilting follows the pattern of the flowers. The background quilting is in a large chevron pattern. The border quilting pattern has a graceful feather motif which incorporates the scallops into the design. #807 is stamped on one of the stalks in the center group of gladiolus. Exhibition History: Exhibited: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Spring 1993, 1996, 1998. 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 1950nulls.
78 x 96 inches
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