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Pictorial Block Quilt
Catharine Weber (b. 1874, d. ?)
Morenci, Lenawee County, Michigan
1914
Cotton, velvet, felt and wool, embroidery thread
62-1/2” x 65”
MSUM 1999:11.1
Photo by Mary Whalen, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Each of the nine panels in this quilt block is framed with crazy quilt-style embroidery stitches and features a scene or inscription embellished with a combination of appliquéd fabrics and embroidery stitches. The cross-stitched inscriptions read “Catharine Weber, Morenci, 1914, Age 40” and “to Louise F. Borton, March 9, 1914.” Images on the panels include a horse and carriage with man, a woman with staff next to tree with birds, a lamb, a strawberry plant with berries, flowers, and a man and woman holding hands, and chickens, a cow and calf next to a tree. The clothing on the figures reflects that of the quilt’s era.


Detail photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum



Detail photo by Fumio Ichikawa, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum



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