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Patchwork Quilt

Object Details

Date
20th century
Medium
cotton, polyester, batting
Dimensions
77 7/8 × 66 7/8 in. (197.8 × 169.9 cm)
Cite As
Dupree Collection of the African American Holiness and Pentecostal Movements
Caption
Bold stitching enlivens and secures layers of a quilt made mostly of squares. In a variation on the feather stitch, white, pink, green, and red embroidery blazes trails across patches of black, grey, brown, blue, tan, and even grey-white-and-pink plaid. The fanciful stitching also tacks the quilt’s layers together, starting with its top of heavyweight fabrics, possibly from clothing, including cotton, polyester, acrylic, wool, and blends. The quilt’s backing is mostly brown with a few dark grey areas. The borderless quilt was made using a combination of machine and hand stitching. It is one of four quilts from the Sherry Sherrod DuPree Collection (acma-06-041), which documents the history of African American Holiness and Pentecostal movements (2003.0018.0002, 2003.0018.0004, 2003.0018.0005). It might have been used by gospel music groups on concert tours.
Accession Number
2003.0018.0002
Type
quilt
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8600a0545-748f-4e69-a8c8-4b4cd5ab88e6
Record ID
acm_2003.0018.0002
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