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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Nine Patch
Maker Unknown
Massachusetts
1800-1840
92" x 92"
Cotton with cotton filling
1998:53.63
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The blocks of this top are made with early English prints, calicos, ginghams and roller prints. Other fabrics are unidentified and sources unknown. The alternate blocks are chintz. The fragile condition of the chintz renders it unfeasible for the top to be quilted. Fabrics contained in this top are becoming rare. Museums having quilts of these fabrics are reluctant to show the quilts, for handling hastens their deterioration.

By Gwen Marston from The Mary Schafer Quilt Collection exhibit catalogue.



 


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