Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Rose and Bud quilt
  • Martha Biggers Burn
    active: United States
  • Rose and Bud quilt, circa 1840–1870
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 91 x 75 in
    Object Length/Width: 231.14 x 190.5 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0906
Label Text

Red and green, circle and floral design in the center. Vine and flower design around the border. Red patterned trim around the edges. The quilt back, thread, and lining were spun by the maker (homespun). Red and green calicoes make up the color portion of the top.