Bar/Stripe pieced Quilt
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt was made with a pattern known in Pennsylvania as an Mennonite or Amish Bar quilt. However, it is unlikely that this was an Amish made quilt because of the light color scheme and type of fabric used. This quilt was made with a pink print fabric on a white background. The binding was made of the same pink fabric as the bars. The white bars are quilted in a grid pattern. The pink bars are quilted with a chain pattern. The border is quilted with in a chevron pattern with tulips, which have been double stitched in the vnulls of the chevron. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Fall 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 1960nulls.
81 x 85 inches