Medallion


Maker unknown
Circa 1850-1870
Probably made in the United States
Byron & Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection
IQSCM 2008.040.0118


Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections ★
Red and Green Appliqué was the “go-to” quilt style of the mid-19th century. Likely influenced by Germanic folk arts and by the newly widespread availability of wash- and light-fast red and green fabrics, this type of quilt found favor in communities all over the United States.


Joan Laughlin
There’s enough negative white space to show off the details. It has a nice flow to it. It’s elegant.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Yes, red and green appliqué quilts from the mid-1800s often had ample open space for the maker to showcase her quilting skills.


Wanda Hein
The design is very natural and the appliqué work is intricate and delicate.


Anonymous
I love the freedom of the design and its abundance and that the sprays are not quite symmetrical. I also like the gold-dotted scallop as border as a subtle containment of the floribunda inside.


Anonymous
I think this one would look great on my bed!