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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Combination Rose
Maker unknown
Iowa
c1850
82" x 73"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:119.4, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

This quilt was collected by Cuesta Benberry to further her reseach on African American quiltmaking. Her son donated the collection to the Michigan State University Museum when she passed away in 2008. Cuesta Benberry wrote: "This is the first quilt I ever purchased." The maker is unknown but it is believed that the quilt was made in Iowa.




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