Flying Geese Quilt

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Description

This well-worn quilt must have been used a great deal during its lifetime.

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This well-worn quilt must have been used a great deal during its lifetime. The fabrics are worn through in places, exposing the wadding between the layers. The colours of the triangle patches that form the Flying Geese blocks have discoloured, partly due to instabilities of the dyes used, and partly due to light exposure. The green patterned fabric that has been used for the sashing and pillow edge of the quilt still retains its bright colour. The stripes in this fabric line up perfectly along the sashing lengths – a testament to the skill of the person who sewed this quilt top together.

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Dated

From 1885 (circa) to 1895 (circa)

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Materials

» cotton (textile)

Technique

» piecing
» patchwork
» quilting
» sewing (needleworking technique)

Production place

» Maine

Collection

» Textile Collection

Dimensions

88.25x74.5inch

Object number

2011.7

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