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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Pinwheel Flower
Maker unknown
Bowling Green, Missouri
c1860
76" x 81"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2008:119.8, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

From Cuesta, "I purchased this unusual quilt from Dick and Suellen Meyer in Crever Couer, Missouri. With its bright antimony orange background, and four block setting (each block approximately one yard square), it bears a strong resemblance to a Pennsylvania-Dutch work." The quilt is believed to have been made by a former slave.

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




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