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Iris Garland quilt by artist Hannah Haynes Headlee of Topeka, Kansas. Headlee taught watercolor and china painting for much of her life, but in her final years took up quilt making. She created and appliquéd the design for Iris Garland, while an unidentified needleworker did the quilting. The cotton quilt measures about 85 inches by 75 inches. Nine shades of violet fabric were purchased for the iris blooms. Headlee dyed a tenth shade herself. This quilt was named one of the twentieth century's best American quilts by a panel of judges appointed by the International Quilt Festival.
Creator: Headlee, Hannah Haynes
Date: between 1930 and 1939
Item Number: 209280
KSHS Identifier: 1990.55.1
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1930s
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Thematic Time Period - Great Depression and Dust Bowl, 1929-1941
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts