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Date circa 1860
Description Quilt : "Rose of Sharon"
Applique quilt, 87" square, white background with design in green and red. Vine & leaves with red buds around the edge of the quilt. Large flower in bloom in each corner. Center design is a series of nine wreaths, each wreath has 4 flowers in bloom, 12 buds in red, vine & leaves in green. Two red birds sewn between center wreath and corner wreaths. (One on either side) Flowers, buds and birds are fluffed with stuffing of cotton, gives a raised effect. Quilting of background is done in designs of flowers & leaves. Good condition except for one corner flower with material ripped and stuffing coming out, colors bright, no stains.

Fragile; material worn
Dimensions W-88.5 L-85.75 inches
Object Name Quilt
Provenance Oldest known owner of this quilt was Nell Conant Porter, the mother of Donald Porter. Believed to have been made by a Mrs. Lyons of Memphis, New York.

Information provided by Mrs. Donald Porter.

Acquired from Mrs. Donald Porter in Kailua

01/11/1985 Fragile - material worn
Recfrom Mrs. Doinald Porter, 350 Ilimalia Loop, Kailua
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Last modified on: August 26, 2010