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Title Funeral Ribbon Quilt
Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number KM2015.15.8
Description Quilt top pieced from celestial blue and white funeral ribbons. Checkerboard medallion effect in center of quilt top, surrounded by alternating celestial blue and white borders (each measuring 5.5"-6" in width). Seams of border strips are covered with pink, blue, yellow, and white Herringbone stitching. The top is finished with 1" wide white binding.

Quilt top pieced from funeral ribbons by the members of the Athens Baptist Church of Lebanon, Tennessee to the donor's father, Willliam Harmon Howard, who often spoke as a guest speaker/minister at revivals in other churches throughout south central Kentucky and northern Tennessee.
Place of Origin Lebanon, TN
Used Monroe County, KY
Material Nylon/Thread
Search Terms Funerals
Funerary customs
Quilts and Quilting
Subjects Funeral decorations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Quilts --United States.
Quilts and quilting
People Howard, William Harmon, 1911-1999
Year Range From 1960
Year Range To 1979
Caption Funeral Ribbon Quilt Top
Number of Images 3
Dimensions W-84 L-95.25 inches
Dimension type 1
Length (ft) 7.938
Length (in) 95.25
Width (cm) 213.36
Width (ft) 7
Width (in) 84
Ownership History Howard, William Harmon, 1911-1999