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Zig Zag, or Streak of Lightning quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    1866–1955
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Zig Zag, or Streak of Lightning quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0676
Description
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Pattern also known as Snake Fence or Rail Fence. Red zig-zags cut across the rectangular quilt block horizontally in the top half and the bottom is lined with triangles pointing towards the top. Yellow, blue and red patterned fabric in the same pattern fills in the rest of the piece.