Circular Floral Block Pattern
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliqued Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt is possibly a variation of the Rose of Sharon or Rose Wreath Pattern. The quilt has nine applique blocks containing a circular floral and rose bud pattern. The floral colors are solid red and orange with a pink calico fabric ring. The leaves and buds are solid green with red tips. All of this is on a white background. The border is white. The quilting in each block follows the floral and bud pattern. In addition, there are quilted tulips and flowers. The border is quilted in a wavy "s" pattern. The fabric on the back is white. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, 1995, 1996. 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.
80 x 80 inches