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Stripes of Triangles
Anna Rolf
c1910
62 1/4" x 78 1/4"
Cotton with cotton filling
1998:53.97
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Completed circa 1910 and known as Stripes of Triangles, this medallion-style patchwork quilt features an original design by the quiltmaker, Anna Rolf of Flushing, Michigan. The top consists of patterned and plain cotton triangles, pieced together into strips that are set in square rows around a central block. Double borders at the top and bottom and single border at each side complete the arrangement. Quilted diagonal lines, running in alternating directions, fasten the top to the red-and-white cotton back. Rolf sold her quilt to its present owner, Mary Schafer.

By Marsha MacDowell from Michigan Quilts: 150 Years of a Textile Traditons.




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