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Wonder quilt, variation of Capenter's Star pattern
  • Martha A. Kinsgston Haggard
    1815–1899
    active: United States
  • Wonder quilt, variation of Capenter's Star pattern, 1895–1897
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 77 1/2 x 70 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 196.85 x 179.7 cm
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Langworthy
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0029
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Pieced quilt (identified as a variation of Carpenter's Wheel), made up of 79,950 separate pieces, in red, green and cream; 110 identical small squares with sunburst/flower design in the center. Red and white trim around the edges. Inscription stamped in ink of quilt back: "This quilt contains 62,948 separate pieces. It is the work of Mrs. Martha A. Haggard of White Cloud, Kansas. She commenced it at 80 years. Completed it in 2 years. It took 36 yards of cloth and 24 spools of thread to make it. In size it is 6 ft. 4 inches by 7 feet."