About this artwork
A circuit rider was a traveling preacher who served a circuit of small communities located outside a central town. Like the Friendship Quilt across the gallery, this quilt represents the collective effort of a community to express its appreciation for one of its members—here, the Reverend G. C. Warvel.
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- The Circuit Rider's Quilt
- Appliquéd quilt; dyed and printed cotton plain weave fabrics; cotton thread and metallic braid embroidery; ink signatures
- Inscription (left side): " Presented to the Rev. G. C. Warvel by the Class of Low Chapel, Miami, A.C.U.B.Ch." (Individual signatures in sepia ink throughout)
- 215 x 241.5 cm (85 3/4 x 95 in.)
- Gift of Emma B. Hodge