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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Queen Charlotte's Crown
Mary Schafer, piecer
Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
Cotton, Cotton/Polyester
80 x 103
MSUM# 1998: 53.79
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, was the last queen to rule over America. Mary explained the pattern choice in the Bicentennial series stating, “one of the most difficult aspects of the Revolution for the colonists was severing their lifelong allegiance to the Queen.” (Marston, 30) The arrangement of the blocks pointing towards a central Maltese cross represented the rule of King George III.

A resemblance to crown points can be found in the border’s triangle and square design. This quilt design is also known as Indian Meadow.

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