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  • Double Wedding Ring Quilt [Object]

    Interlocking circles of patterned cotton – ten pieces in each segment, with pink and blue squares at intersections. White cotton background. Backed with white cotton and bound with blue cotton....

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  • Amish Shoo-Fly Quilt [Object]

    Set on point, twenty Shoo Fly blocks (10 in squares) alternate with plain black squares. Patterned blocks (four across, five down) pieced from plain black cotton and brown wool; the...

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  • Cherry Trees Quilt [Object]

    In each quarter, a cherry tree is appliquéd onto a white background. The trees grow inwards from the top and bottom of the quilt, forming partial reflections of each other...

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  • Trip Around the World Quilt [Object]

    One-inch squares, set on point, arranged in bands to form Trip around the World pattern. Squares cut from multicoloured patterned cottons and machine-pieced. Filled with light wadding and backed with...

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  • Dresden Plate Quilt [Object]

    Twenty Dresden ‘plates’ pieced from pastel patterned cottons. Ice-cream cone border in alternating white and yellow patterned fabric. Backed with white cotton and bound with the yellow fabric used for...

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  • Poni-mo’i Quilt [Object]

    This Hawaiian quilt celebrates the carnation flower. The plant was introduced to the islands by settlers in the first half of the nineteenth century. It quickly became one of the...

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  • The Race [Object]

    Thomas Hart Benton was born in Ozark Missouri. He studied art at the Chicago Art Institute, in Paris, and in New York. Benton was a member – with fellow Midwest...

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  • Amish Whole-Cloth Quilt [Object]

    This Amish quilt is a variation of a whole-cloth quilt. A narrow floating inner border of bright yellow fabric has been inserted about 10 inches in from the edge of...

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  • Red and White Nine-Patch Coverlet [Object]

    This bright woven coverlet was made by members of the Amish community in Indiana. The wool that they used, came from sheep kept by Ada Smith, a local school teacher...

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  • Victory Quilt [Object]

    Mary Earle Webster Downer made this quilt for her grandson during the Second World War. She lived on Mimosa Hall plantation in Marshall, Texas. Many women in the south sewed...

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