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American Folk Art
American Folk Art > 1901 ALPHABET QUILT

1901 ALPHABET QUILT


 

 



Bottoms up - this alphabet in this example is novel and unique - it starts from the bottom up, and winds it's was up the quilt face in serpentine rows starting from the lower left corner. It is interrupted in the center with the sate 1901, the addition of these four numbers serve to "square up" the size and shape of the quilt. Each letter is cut freehand from tiny pieces sewn together. Had been displayed on a stretcher mount and is an unbacked top.