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Catalog Number KM2012.22.1
Title A Picture Book Quilt
Object Name Quilt
Lexicon Category 2: Building Furnishings
Lexicon Sub-category Bedding
Description "A Picture Book Quilt" crib quilt made from Anne Orr blocks pictured in a 1933 issue of "Good Housekeeping Magazine." The quilt is composed of six applique blocks made from solid and mostly floral print fabrics that are appliqued to a floral print foundation. The binding was made from the same fabric as the foundation and is hand applied. The textile is handquilted at nine stitches per inch in diamonds, parallel lines, and outline quilting. The appliques were probably constructed in the 1930s, but the textile was not completed until 1994.
Collection Elizabeth Richardson Collection
Place of Origin Jefferson County, KY/Tennessee
Used Kentucky
Material Fabric/Thread
Technique Applique
Artist Richardson, Elizabeth
Artist 2 Rasmey, Bets
Signature Location Lower right corner
Role Artist Quiltmaker
Search Terms Quilting
Quilts
Quilts and Quilting
Subjects Quilts
Quilts and quilting
Nursery rhymes
People Orr, Anne
Ramsey, Bets
Year Range From 1933
Year Range To 1994
Caption A Picture Book quilt
Number of Images 9
Dimensions H-56.5 W-40.5 inches
Dimension type 1
Dimension Details Blocks measure 10-10.5" x 11.5"
Border: sides 4.5" - 4.75"; top: 4.75"; bottom: 5.75"
Height (ft) 4.708
Height (in) 56.5
Width (cm) 102.87
Width (ft) 3.375
Width (in) 40.5