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Appliqué quilt made by Ruth Bailey

Catalog Data

Created by:
Ruth Bailey, American, born 1900  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 58 5/8 × 58 1/2 × 1/8 in. (148.9 × 148.6 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
quilts
Date:
1980s
Description:
Appliqué quilt in red, dark green, yellow, and white made by Ruth Bailey. The quilt top consists of nine (9) blocks all the same with a hand-appliquéd abstract floral design in solid dark green, solid red, and yellow printed floral fabrics on a white ground. Dark green sashing and red posts surround the blocks, with a dark green border and red squares in each corner as a final border. There is no batting between the top and back layers, with the back made from plain white cotton. The edges of the back are turned over and hand stitched to the front to form the binding. The top and back are hand-quilted with white thread that is stitched in an outline pattern of the appliqué design on the top. A fabric label with embroidered text reading "Handmade by / Ruth Bailey" is sewn at the center of one border edge.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number:
2014.156.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5715e9032-3081-473d-9b4e-ee215078d247
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.156.5