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
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