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String quilt made up of 64 small striped squares in a variety of wool and silk fabrics. Each small block incorporates eight to nine narrow parallel strips pieced to an underlying foundation of tan/white checked cotton fabric. Hand-pieced in an all-over set without sashing or border. Bound in off-white wool crepe. Backing is pink/white checked cotton. This baby quilt was made for Neva Stevens Wiley by her great-great-grandmother, "Grandma Beech," who was in her 90s and living in Wisconsin at the time. All five children in the Stevens family used the quilt at their home in Norton County, Kansas.
Date: between 1890 and 1899
Item Number: 220883
KSHS Identifier: 1987.85.0
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1890s
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Counties - Norton
Places - Other States - Wisconsin
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts