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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Chimney Sweep
Emma Catherine Zink Frey and Mary Vida Schafer
Genessee County, MI
c1923 (top), 1976 (finishing)
80 3/4" x 97"
Cotton with polyester filling
1998:53.11
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The top is signed "Emma C. Zink Frey, Flint Michigan 1920." Charles Frey, Emma's husband, was involved in the early years of General Motors in Flint, Michigan. Quilting designs include; outline in the blocks, Ocean Waves in the sashing, feathered hearts in the corners, an original Mary Schafer design in the border triangles, and parallel diagonal lines in the border.



 


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