Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt is machine pieced with red and green baskets on a square white background. The blocks are sewn on a diagonal, meeting at the corners of each square. The basket handles and the flowers are machine appliqued. There is hand quilting on the green portion of the quilt, and also on the white background. Red fabric frames each block with a small green square at each corner. Red and green fabrics are used in the triangles that complete each row. The binding is red and is hand sewn to the quilt. The backing fabric is a medium brown print with a fan like design in red and green. The backing fabric has its original paper label from New York. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Lancaster, PA. Fall 1994, 1997. The Peoplenulls Place Quilt Museum, Nov. 1995 - Jan. 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.
83 x 83 inches