Rose in the Window
Found in Michigan
68" x 81"
Cotton with cotton filling
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State
The Museum staff determined that the original quilt was ca. 1860
date by an examination of the prints used in the sawtooths on each
block. The combination of a simple applique surrounded by 60-degree
triangles is unusual and the only one like it in the MSUM collection;
it may be a completely unique pattern. Donor Merry Silber named
the pattern Rose in the Window because of the Rose of Sharon pattern
and the sawtooths that framed each flower.
A pattern for this quilt is featured in the MSUM book, Great
Lakes, Great Quilts.