Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Tulip Tree quilt
  • Clarenca Bradford Kimble
    active: United States
  • Tulip Tree quilt, circa 1850–1880
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 86 1/2 x 86 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 219.71 x 219.71 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0678
Label Text

White/cream background. In the center are nine floral groupings. Each floral grouping has green stems and leaves, three red tulips and a two-toned pink flower. There is a vine design around the edges. This highly imaginative quilt of bold green, red, and yellow cottons and pink-flecked calico was made by Mrs. Kimble for her son David. Mrs. Kimble stitched her initials in the corner.