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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Honey Bee
Mary Schafer
Flushing, Genesee County, MI
1968
79" x 95"
Cotton with polyester filling
1998:53.47
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

This applique and pieced quilt is thoughtfully designed with the two center print blocks representing the queen and drone bees and the surrounding plain blocks representing the worker bees. Blossoms are the livelihood of bees, so Mary designed a floral border.

By Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham from Mary Schafer and Her Quilts.



 


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