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Dahlia Wreath quilt
  • Susan Black Stayman
    active: United States
  • Dahlia Wreath quilt, 1855
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 89 3/8 x 88 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 227.01 x 225.42 cm
  • Gift of Miss Mary Stayman
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0025.02
Label Text

White ground. In the center are sixteen wreaths with red flowers. Vine border with red flowers. Stitches are 12 per inch on the quilt top. The symmetry of the wreath blocks is enhanced by the original design border and the fine quilting.