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The Cuesta Benberry Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Child Life Embroidery
Sue Hannan
1997
Cotton
44” x 52”
MSUM 2008:119.36, Gift of George Benberry
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan StateUniversity Museum

Sue Hannan made this quilt out block patterns designed by Ruby Short McKim. McKim was a designer of quilt blocks dating from the 1920s. Her work was published in magazines and newspapers (example: The Kansas City Star). The designs used in this quilt were published in Child Life Magazine from 1925-1926. The style of these blocks is "art deco" in inspiration. That is, the curves in the children's outlines are squared off.


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