Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Sunflower quilt
  • Christina Hays Malcom
    born: Northampton County, North Carolina, United States ; died: Grant County, Indiana, United States
  • Sunflower quilt, circa 1840–1884
  • Where object was made: Indiana, United States
  • cotton, appliqué, patchwork, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 204.47 x 191.77 cm
    Object Length/Width: 80 1/2 x 75 1/2 in
  • Gift of Miss Iva James
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0125
Label Text

Floral design in center; tall stem with other stems and sunflowers; green, yellow and black. Vine-like border with yellow flowers. Green trim around the edges of the quilt. Orange sunflowers and green calico leaves appliquéd to a white quilted background. Inscrip: Recto, stitched in white border: "Jonathan Malcom"