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L2010.42.26
L2010.42.26
Stars and Flowers, 1859
Probably Ohio
L2010.42.26
L2010.42.26
Stars and Flowers, 1859
Probably Ohio

Stars and Flowers, 1859
Wool embroidery on cotton
Probably Ohio
93 x 76 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.26

Rather than appliquéd fabric, "E.F.," the anonymous maker of this quilt, used embroidery to create her pattern. Even so, she remained devoted to the norms of symmetry that marked most quilts of the period. Its mix of embroidery and quilting makes this example quite rare.

 
 
 


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