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Orchid Wreath quilt
  • Ifie Epsey Arnold, maker
    active: United States
    Rose Frances Good Kretsinger, designer
    born: Hope, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States
  • Orchid Wreath quilt, circa 1929–1945
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 217.65 x 240.35 cm
    Object Length/Width: 85 11/16 x 94 5/8 in
  • Bequest of Iras A. Armour
  • Not on display
  • 1984.0043

Appliqued quilt with centrally located orchid wreath surrounded by butterflies. Wreath is framed by curvy square separating center from outer border orchid design. Outer edge is decorated with purple, green, and light green stripes. Colors: cream ground, green, light green, bright green, purple, lavender, pink and yellow.