About This Artwork

Designed and executed by Bertha Stenge
American, 1891–1957
United States, Illinois, Chicago

American Holidays, 1948

Appliquéd, pieced and embroidered quilt; dyed and printed cotton plain and satin weave fabrics; machine made lace; cotton embroidery threads
231.14 x 214.5 cm (91 x 84 7/16 in.)

Bequest of Prudence Fuchsmann, 2008.147

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs, Galleries 57-59, October 20, 2017-April 1, 2018

Aurora, Illinois, Central States Quilt Exhibition, 1949

Ownership History

Made by Bertha Stenge, passed down to her daughter Prudence Fuchsmann; bequest to Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.




Interpretive Resources

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