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Chimney Sweep Album quilt, or Autograph quilt, or Signature quilt
  • Department of English Faculty Wives, The University of Kansas
  • Chimney Sweep Album quilt, or Autograph quilt, or Signature quilt, 1928
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • cotton, quilting, embroidering, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 85 1/2 x 85 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 217.17 x 217.17 cm
  • Gift of Mrs. S.L. Whitcomb
  • Not on display
  • 1931.0001
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Pink and flowered print. Small, pink square in center says "English faculty, University of Kansas, 1928." This heavy quilt has embroidery along the borders, and the quilting design incorporates the shell and feather wreath motifs. Makers signed their names in white thread on the album patches.