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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Rose Tree
Frances Noack
St. Louis, Missouri
74" x 90"
MSU Museum Accession 2008:119.16, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

This "art Deco" design is a medallion-style quilt with an unusual, stylized rose tree in the center. Along the edges are 8 blocks of similar roses. The maker added at each end, twelve unrelated, except by color, embroidered floral and leaf blocks. These blocks feature four cross-stitched blossoms with three leaves per blossom. There are 14, 16" x 16" blocks that surround the rose tree medallion. There is one border that measures 5" on top and bottom and 2" on the sides. The straight of the grain binding is 1/4" wide. It is quilted in white thread with outlines in the applique and feathered plumes with double lines for a chain design in border.

By Mary Worrall

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