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Sugar Bowl quilt, or Basket quilt, or Pineapple quilt
  • Margaret Cane
    active: United States
  • Sugar Bowl quilt, or Basket quilt, or Pineapple quilt, circa 1850, quilted in 1867
  • Where object was made: Delaware County, Ohio and Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • cotton, piecing, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 80 1/2 x 69 1/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 204.47 x 175.89 cm
  • Gift of Mrs. McPherson
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0038
Label Text

Repeating rows of green basket-shapes that are half red. There is a green vine around the border. Inscrip: Not sewin onto quilt reads "This quilt was pieced by Mrs. Margaret Cane in Delaware County, Ohio, in 1850. Quilted in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1867. After everything else was burned it was given to her daughter in 1883, Mrs. Lizzie C. Mann."