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Collection Textiles-Quilts
Catalog Number 1964.01.04
Object Name Quilt Top
Date 1920 ca.
Creator Gresh, Emma
Place of Origin Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-68 L-68 inches
Description Redwork sampler quilt top of a 4 x 4 block formation with Turkey red embroidery.The blocks average 16.75"square and are of white cotton muslin with red cotton embroidery of various motifs. The motifs include baskets, a small girl, a star and variations of flowers embroidered in cross-stitch. All blocks are machine pieced with white thread and there is a stamped trademark which reads: "BROIDER CRAFT No. 211" located on the first block on the second row. The edges are unfinished and there is no backing fabric attached.
Provenance Made by Emma Gresh (1865-1939) of Boyertown, Berks County.

This quilt was documented in the Goschenhoppen Quilt Roundup.
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Quilt
Redwork
Embroidery
Penny Blocks
Turkey Red
Gresh, Emma
Boyertown
Berks County