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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliqued Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Pineapples are symbols of hospitality and were used as welcome signs. In this particular quilt the pineapple and the border flower are solid red. The leaves in the block and the border are made of a green calico fabric. The vine in the border and leaves are made of varying green calicos. The background fabric is white. The back of the quilt is also white and is folded over to the front of the quilt to form the binding. The quilting follows the applique. There is a slight blue tint to the quilt. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Winter 1992-1993, Christmas 1995-1997, Spring 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.
78 x 80 inches