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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Lady's Shoe Quilt
Fanny Cork
St. Louis, Missouri
c1890
67" x 92 1/2"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:119.2, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

Fanny Cork was Cuesta's husband's grandmother. Cuesta believed that Fanny cut the shoe shaped without using a pattern. The Payless Shoe Company used this quilt in an advertising campaign.

By Mary Worrall, from the exhibit Unpacking Collections: the Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar




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