Embroidered Wild Flowers
Maker of the top unknown; Barbara Bannister, quilter
85” x 102 1/2”
MSUM 2008:119.38, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
This is a kit quilt. There is a central embroidered floral
medallion 29" x 29". Four 36" floral swags surround
the center. Top and bottom of quilt are two 18" floral swags
creating a center that is a 20 sided polygon with a white background.
It is borderd by another 20 sided polygon in pink. The next border
addition includes 12, 7 1/2" squares on a white background
which brings the quilt back to a rectangle. The next border is white
with a final border of pink. The edges are turned in. It is quilted
in two colors, white thread in white areas and pink thread in pink
areas. Quilting motifs include: outline, parallel lines 1 1/2",
a diamond grid 1/2" and feathered wreath.