Skip to Content

The museum is temporarily closed. Learn more.

Dorothy's Quilt

A work made of appliquéd and embroidered quilt; dyed and printed cotton and polyester plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads; printed, embroidered and edged cotton handkerchiefs.

Image actions

  • A work made of appliquéd and embroidered quilt; dyed and printed cotton and polyester plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads; printed, embroidered and edged cotton handkerchiefs.

Date:

2000/01

Artist:

Designed and Executed by Barbara Palzewicz
American, born 1953
United States, Michigan, Stephenson

About this artwork

Currently Off View

Textiles

Artist

Barbara Palzewicz

Title

Dorothy's Quilt

Origin

Michigan

Date

Made 2000–2001

Medium

Appliquéd and embroidered quilt; dyed and printed cotton and polyester plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads; printed, embroidered and edged cotton handkerchiefs

Inscriptions

Recto: May 30, 1910 Aug. 26, 2000 Dorothy, If I could take the tears cried into your hankies over Barney, Butch, and Les And turn them into flowers, in a garden you could rest If tears could build a stair way, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven And bring you home again. verso (lower left): Dorothy's Quilt Gauthier Family Reunion Barbara Palzewicz 2001

Dimensions

161.9 × 131.3 cm (63 3/4 × 51 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Fell

Reference Number

2001.472

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share