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Missouri Rose, Rose Tree, or Prairie Flower quilt block
  • Mrs. Lucinda Chesnut
    Carrie A. Hall, contributor
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Missouri Rose, Rose Tree, or Prairie Flower quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 540 x 540 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 21 1/4 x 21 1/4 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0747

Mrs. Lucinda Chesnut, 1850 grandmother of Mrs. Lora Cheseldine contributed to this piece. A large dark and light pink rose with a yellow center is in the middle of the block. Three green and red buds grow from it and end in three extensions with yellow circles at the ends and point towards the top of the piece. They are connected with a green patterned stem that wraps around the bottom half of the piece with many protruding leaves.