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Antique Rose quilt, or Democratic Rose quilt
  • Rose Frances Good Kretsinger
    born: Hope, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • Antique Rose quilt, or Democratic Rose quilt, 1926
  • Where object was made: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting, patchwork
  • Object Length/Width: 87 1/2 x 90 in
    Object Length/Width: 222.25 x 228.6 cm
  • Gift of Mary Kretsinger
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0092
Label Text

Nine repeated floral designs in red, orange, green and black on white ground, alternating with quilted double feather wreaths. Border of green scallops with orange buds. The designs for this quilt were taken from quilt fragments which survived the Chicago fire of 1871. Sig.: Verso written in ink: "Mrs. W.S. Kretsinger 911 Market Emporia Kansas"