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Rosie L. Wilkins
Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan
Silk with polyester filling
62” x 83”
MSUM 2007.72.1
Photo by Mary Whalen, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Rosie Wilkins first learned to quilt from her mother. Wilkins figured she made over 100 quilts in her lifetime and quilting was a part of her daily routine.
One of the rare times Wilkins bought a pattern was when she was twelve or fourteen years old. Her family attended a touring entertainment show which featured a girl who did paper cuts with her feet. Wilkins made several quilts from the unique pattern she purchased from that girl.

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