Roses and Lilies Applique
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliqued Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This floral applique quilt has solid orange lilies and red printed roses with orange centers. The same green fabric was used for all the flowernulls stems and leaves. Between each row of alternating lilies and roses are orange and red buds forming a square. The red and green are calico prints. The quilt top was first quilted in a grid pattern then the applique was applied on top. The border is white with a chain quilting pattern. The back of the quilt is white. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Spring 1993 and 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.
81 x 83 inches