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Oriental Poppy quilt
  • Rose Frances Good Kretsinger
    1886–1963
    born: Hope, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • Oriental Poppy quilt, 1927
  • Where object was made: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting, patchwork, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 86 1/2 x 85 in
    Object Length/Width: 219.71 x 215.9 cm
  • Gift of Mary Kretsinger
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0093
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Nine repeated floral patterns in pink, red, and green on white ground within grid of small pink triangles. Border design of green scallops and pink buds. Quilt of red and pink poppies was inspired by a fragment found in a hope chest after the Chicao fire of 1871. Sig: Verso written in ink: "Rose G. Kretsinger Emporia Kansas"