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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Whig Rose
Maker Unknown
c. 1850-70
probably West Chester, Pennsylvania
Cotton
89 x 90
MSUM# 1998:53.115
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Red, yellow, and green are indicative of the quilt’s Pennsylvania Dutch provenance. The four-block layout is common to the large-scale appliqué quilts created during the mid-19th century. Mary’s collection contained a second Whig Rose quilt thought to have been made by the same hand.


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