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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection

North Carolina Lily
Mary Schafer
Flushing, Genesee County, MI
76" x 96"
Cotton with cotton filling
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The border is an original appliqué design by Mary. The pieced baskets and sophisticated border make this the strongest of Mary's three North Carolina Lily quilts. The quilt is pieced in turkey red, mustard yellow and medium green. It is quilted with feather wreaths in the alternate plain blocks and Mary's own original designs in the corners.

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


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