An Amish Roman Stripes quilt

1885-1895, Malcolm, Illinois
Kate (Sunning) Fugate
Wool and cotton triangular striped blocks on a black field with red binding edge, hand-pieced, red cotton backing with hand quilting in diagonal cross hatching
68" W x 78.5" H

  • Provenance: Sale, American Hurrah, New York, NY, November 22, 1988
    The Collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh
  • Literature: Donald B. Kraybill et al., A Quiet Spirit: Amish Quilts from the Collection of Cindy Tietze & Stuart Hodosh, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1996, pg. 218, 219, exhibited
  • Notes: "The artist made the quilt 'for my father-in-law, Charlie Kost, (because) when he was a boy he hauled my coal and helped me with my chores.'" (Kraybill, 218)
    Holstein writes "Granick (1989, 141) notes the use of unusual borders or piecing arrangements in Arthur, Illinois quilts" (Holstein, "The Aesthetics of Amish Quilts," 102) as seen in the present example.
  • Condition: Overall good condition commensurate with age and use. Black fabric pieces with sewing separations. Older repairs scattered throughout. Backing fabric with area of thinning. Velcro tacking strip to one edge.

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