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Virginia Rose quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall, maker
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
    Caroline Stalnaker, designer
    active mid-1800s
    active: United States
  • Virginia Rose quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0733

Illustrated in "Quilts and Their Story" by Marie D. Webster (p. 100). A thick green stem grows from the bottom left hand side of the square towards the center where it ends in a large light and dark pink rose with a yellow center. Seven stems which all end in pink buds branch out from the center flower. (Original design circa 1855.)