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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Single Tulip
Litner family
Hamilton, Ohio
c1850
82" x 82"
Cotton with cotton filling
1998:53.89
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The colors, design, and excellent workmanship of applique and quilting all combine to make a charming example of a Midwest quilt. Feather wreaths grace the plain blocks. The solid, red, green and yellow print fabric are typical of quilts in the mid 1800s. The leaf design is repeated on the complementary border.

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



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