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State Birds and Flowers Quilt

A work made of appliquéd and embroidered quilt; dyed and undyed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads; graphite pencil pattern outlines.

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  • A work made of appliquéd and embroidered quilt; dyed and undyed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads; graphite pencil pattern outlines.

Date:

c. 1950

Artist:

Jeannette Dean Throckmorton (American, 1883–1963)
United States, Iowa, Des Moines

About this artwork

This quilt was first exhibited at the Art Institute in 1965, along with four other quilts made by Dr. Jeannette Throckmorton. Throckmorton graduated from medical school in 1907 and received the highest marks of the 140 doctors who took the medical board exam that year. She also diligently applied herself to needlework, meticulously working all of her quilts by hand, even after setbacks: she suffered significant hearing loss and had to discontinue practicing medicine in 1919, and she faced difficulties with her vision in later years.
Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs, October 20, 2017-April 1, 2018

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Dr. Jeannette Dean Throckmorton

Title

State Birds and Flowers Quilt

Origin

Iowa

Date

Made 1940–1960

Medium

Appliquéd and embroidered quilt; dyed and undyed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads; graphite pencil pattern outlines

Dimensions

224.6 × 172.7 cm (88 3/8 × 68 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Jeannette Dean Throckmorton

Reference Number

1963.724

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