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About This Artwork
Sunday School Picnic Quilt, 1932
Appliquéd, pieced and embroidered quilt; dyed, some ikat, some printed, cotton, linen and rayon plain, twill and satin weaves, some with supplementary patterning warps or self-patterned by main warp or ground weft float fabrics; cotton, silk and rayon thread embroidery; attached plastic liberty bell
214 x 213.2 cm (84 1/4 x 84 in.)
Robert Allerton and Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowments, 2001.450
Not on Display
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Exploring Quilts: Art, History and Craftsmanship, March 17–September 12, 2004
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