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Paradise Garden quilt, or The Garden quilt
  • Rose Frances Good Kretsinger
    born: Hope, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • Paradise Garden quilt, or The Garden quilt, 1946
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, stuffing, quilting, patchwork
  • Object Length/Width: 94 x 94 in
    Object Length/Width: 238.76 x 238.76 cm
  • Gift of Mary Kretsinger
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0104
Label Text

Central motif of multi-colored flowers and grapes, surrounded by scalloped wreath of blue-checkered fabric gathered alternately by a flower or bird. Elaborate floral motif decorates each cornerand is connected to the others by vines of grapes. Stylized layered roses in the center are repeated in corner motifs. "The most elaborate appliqué quilt in the collection." Sig: Recto, in gold thread on white patch on lower right "Rose G. Kretsinger 1945"