Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliqued Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Quilt is made of nine large blocks on a white background. The wreath and leaves are solid green, the roses and buds are deep solid red. The full roses have a shadow affect made from pink fabric and have yellow centers. The quilting follows the wreath design. There is a stylized quilted flower in the center of each wreath. Between each wreath is a quilted star. The border is white with a wavy quilting pattern. The border fabric is folded over the edge to the back and hand stitched to the back to create the binding. The back of the quilt is made from white muslin. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Winter 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997. The Peoplenulls Place Museum, Intercourse, PA, November 10, 1995 - January 31, 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 the 1960nulls.
83 x 83 inches