Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliqued Cotton Kit. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt is made from a kit. Kit quilts emerged in the 20th century, coinciding with the age of mass production and popular ladies and home magaines. They were marketed as a solution to help women save time in their busy lives. There were several popular designers whose patterns were distributed by companies such as Sears, Good Housekeeping, The Practical Patchwork Company, and the Ladies Art Company. Often, the kits were applique patterns or cross-stitch quilts. The kits came as cloth with pre-stamped lines. Popular motifs included floral designs, colonial revivalist designs and scalloped borders. (Source consulted: Womenfolk.com: http://www.womenfolk.com/quilt_pattern_history/kit-quilts.htm) It has a floral pattern of nine clusters of flowers and a floral border. The flowers are all medium hues of pink, lilac, blue and yellow with green vines and leaves. The border is scalloped with a green edge. The quilt is in two rows of scallops around the border, then a large overall chevron pattern. There are flowers quilted where the chevron pattern meets. The applique is applied over the quilting. There is also quilting around the applique. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Spring 1993, 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 1960nulls.
84 x 95 inches