Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Postage Stamp quilt
  • Emma Wittwer Edie
    active: United States
  • Postage Stamp quilt, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 88 x 78 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 223.52 x 199.39 cm
  • Gift of Barbara Kile Zernickow
  • Not on display
  • 1986.0244
Label Text

4,893 individual square pieces arranged diagonally from five center pieces in shaded bands of three prints to a matching plain color in ever enlarging rectangles. The outside row is made of black, triangular pieces so that the bound edge is straight. Yellows, blues, pinks, greens, purples.