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Quilt, Flying Geese pattern

ca. 1840–50
Made in United States
112 1/2 x 114 5/8 in. (285.8 x 291.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hosmer, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
The top has pieced rows alternating with bands of chintz. The pieced rows are quilted in chevrons, while the chintz rows are diamond quilted. The border is quilted with diagonal parallel lines. The Flying Geese triangles are cut from a variety of small cotton prints, primarily in shades of browns and reds. The light brown chintz used for the bands and border is printed with rose vines. The quilt has a plain white woven cotton backing and a tape binding striped in white, brown, blue, and green.
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