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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Missouri Rose Tree
Betty Harriman and Mary Schafer
1966, 1973
Bunceton, Cooper County, Missouri and Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
Cotton with polyester
89" x 92"
MSUM 1998:53.59
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

This is one of the boldest of rose designs. The massive red, rose, and green watermelon border and heavy red tassels combine to make a most striking quilt. Mary completed the quilt in 1973.

By Gwen Marston from The Mary Schafer Quilt Collection exhibit catalogue

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