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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Sunburst
Mary Schafer
1979-80
Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
Cotton with polyester batting
81" x 99"
MSUM 1998:53.98
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

This perfectly pieced quilt in blues and browns was made of old dress fabrics. There are many quilt patterns named to honor the sun. In this quilt the break of day is suggested by skyward flying birds above the tri-diamond shaped flowers of the vine border, which is Mary's original design.

By Gwen Marston from The Mary Schafer Quilt Collection exhibit catalogue.




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