19 1/2” x 23”
MSUM 2008:119.23, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
The quilt was given in 1985 to Mrs. Cuesta Benberry at the
renowned quilt show, Quilts An American Romance in Troy, Michigan.
Mrs. Benberry, a famed quilt historian, had a part in lecturing
at this show. Mrs. Benberry was loved by many prominent quilt historians
and quilters throughout the U.S. This "Dear Hearts" quilt
is one of many gifts she received during her lifetime. As hearts
are symbolic of love, this quilt is a fitting tribute to her. Cuesta
Benberry wrote, "Mary Schafer and I have been the best
of friends for 30 years. We have exchanged patterns from round robin
days of the 1960s, got to know each others' families, trials, and
tribulations. So Mary sent me this sort of charm heart quilt--each
little heart out of a different fabric."