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Blue and white cotton friendship quilt pieced in Saw Tooth pattern, also known as Evening Star. Signatures are embroidered in red at the center of each block, several of which include the year 1914. The latest dated block on the quilt is from 1916, and was appliquéd later at the center. The quilt maker was Winnie Emma Chambers. She collected the embroidered signatures from friends and neighbors living in Allen County near the towns of LaHarpe and Iola. Mrs. Chambers may have requested the signatures because her family was moving to Arizona. Her own name also is embroidered on the quilt.
Creator: Chambers, Winnie Emma
Date: between 1914 and 1916
Item Number: 220911
KSHS Identifier: 1962.37.0
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1910s
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Cities and towns - Iola
Places - Counties - Allen
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts