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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Courthouse Steps
Clara Bloss and Mary Schafer
Swartz Creek, and Flushing, Genesee County, MI
c1920-1926 (top), 1976 (finishing)
73 1/4" x 86"
Cotton with polyester filling
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

A variation of the Log Cabin is the Courthouse steps pattern. The fabric prints include paisley, dots, stripes, checks, prints, and plaids. A corner block is signed in embroidery "Clara Bloss 1926". Quilting includes 1/4" outline in the blocks and diagonal lines in the border.


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