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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Embroidered Wild Flowers
Maker of the top unknown; Barbara Bannister, quilter
Alanson, Michigan
85” x 102 1/2”
MSUM 2008:119.38, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan StateUniversity Museum

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.

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