About This Artwork

Jennie C. (née Achenbach) Trein (American, 1879–1977)
United States, Pennsylvania, Nazareth

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

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Exploring Quilts: Art, History and Craftsmanship, March 17–September 12, 2004

Publication History

Jeanette Lasansky. In the heart of Pennsylvania : 19th & 20th century quiltmaking traditions (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Oral Traditions Project of the Union County Historical Society, 1985).

Woodard Greenstein. Twentieth Century Quilts (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1988).

Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski. Made to Remember: American Commemorative Quilts (Ithaca, New York, 1991).

Lacy Folmar Bullard. Quilts: From Colonial to Contemporary (Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 1992).

American Quilts 1993 Calendar (Illinois: August Publications International, c. 1993).

Robert Bishop and Jacqueline Marx Atkins. Folk Art in American Life (New York: Viking Studio Books, 1995).

Mary Clare Clark. Story Quilts and How to Make Them (London: Museum Quilts, 1995).

Robert Shaw. Quilts, A Living Tradition (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1995).

Mary Leman Austin. The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts: Celebrating 100 Years of the Art of Quiltmaking (Golden, Colorado: Primedia Special Interest Publications, 1999).

Interpretive Resources

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