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Pride of Iowa quilt
  • Rose Frances Good Kretsinger
    born: Hope, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • Pride of Iowa quilt, 1927
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, embroidering, quilting, patchwork, stuffing
  • Object Length/Width: 84 3/4 x 87 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 215.26 x 222.25 cm
  • Gift of Mary Kretsinger
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0097

Elaborate motif of red flowers with yellow and black centers, and stuffed berry-laden branches in an appliquéd vase; a bird is perched on each side. Motif is repeated once in each quadrant of quilt surrounded by undulating border of graceful leaves.