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The Deborah Harding Redwork Collection

"E's" Crib Quilt
Unknown maker
Provenance unknown
46 1/2” x 62 3/4”
MSUM #2001:160.8
Photo by Hossein Montazaran, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The redwork designs include children, owls, bird, Mother Goose, day of the week Sunbonnets, day of the week teddy bear, horse, grapes, flowers, deer, and a cow. An "E" is embroidered in one of the redwork blocks. The embroidered "E" is from a "Rosebud" alphabet by Ingalls dating to 1892. Other redwork designs came from Bentley's and Ladies Art Company.

Harding purchased the quilt from a thrift shop.


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