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Madam X quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Madam X quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 445 x 445 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0277

A large X-shape that stretches across the entire piece is made of small squares arranged in a stair-step pattern. The inside of the pattern is black, it is bordered by white and pink patterned squares who are in turn bordered by solid pink squares. The background is white and each X is isolated by a small black cross.