London, South Kensington
19 November 2002
An appliqué quilt, in blocks of red, green and yellow cotton against an ivory ground. forming crosses within a grid, backed in cotton printed with a small-scale floral design, quilted with waves, semi-circles and chevrons--80in. (204cm.) square, Pennsylvania German, mid 19th century; a patchwork coverlet; an embroidered hanging, early 20th century; and a small collection of sewing accessories(a lot)
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See page 76 of More Quilts and Coverlets From the American Museum in Britain, Sheila Betterton, for a similar example, made as a friendship quilt.
This quilt was in fact made by the vendor's grandmother, Charlotte Garrett Bickel, and her mother as a wedding quilt between 1905 - 1908 in Louistown, Pennsylvania.
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