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  • Album Quilt Top [Object]

    Quilt top only – not layered and quilted. Twenty-five appliquéd blocks, using ‘broderie perse’ (cut-out chintz), contrast with bold red and green silhouettes stitched onto plain cotton fabric. National symbols...

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  • Hawaiian Quilt [Object]

    The central motif and border of this quilt have been created using a folded paper cut-out technique. Red fabric has been folded and the design then cut out – like...

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  • Star Quilt [Object]

    The delicate stars of this quilt have been pieced from diamonds cut from pink, cream, and brown patterned cotton. They have been beautifully framed by the sashing that runs between...

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  • Tumbling Blocks Quilt [Object]

    The Tumbling Blocks pattern of this quilt has been achieved through the use of just three different fabrics. Diamond patches have been cut from plain cotton of peppermint green, lemon...

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  • Tumbling Blocks Star Quilt [Object]

    Very large show quilt of silk Tumbling Blocks sewn together in a star formation. The entire Tumbling Blocks design is appliquéd onto a background of blue striped silk. Backed with...

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  • Chintz Baskets Quilt [Object]

    This small quilt was probably made as a lap quilt or furniture throw. It is not large enough to cover a bed. The pieced basket blocks have been sewn on...

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  • Hawaiian quilt [Object]

    It is surprising that such thick bed covers would be made in Hawaii, where the climate is so mild that few sleepers would want such a weight on them at...

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  • Ku’u Hae Aloha Quilt [Object]

    Central panel (39 x 30 in) with the coronet and shield of the Hawaiian royal coat of arms appliquéd onto white background. Appliqué design is herringbone-stitched with yellow thread. Central...

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  • Libertyville Friendship Quilt [Object]

    This Friendship Quilt comprises 72 blocks (each 8 inches square). Each block is decorated with an appliqué motif of predominantly plain red, blue, and green fabrics applied to a white...

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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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