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The Deborah Harding Redwork Collection

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Unknown maker
Provenance unknown
74” x 74”
MSUM #2001:160.12
Photo by Hossein Montazaran, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The redwork designs include numerous nursery rhyme motifs featuring the characters of "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary", "Who killed Cock Robin", Beatrix Potter, Dutch children, flowers, flower baskets, china, teapots, dogs, moose, horse, hippo, cats, frog, and fruit.
This is the first redwork quilt Harding purchased. She found it at a flea market in New York.


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