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We Wish You A Merry Christmas Mrs. Haff

We Wish You A Merry Christmas Mrs. Haff
Maker unknown
Provenance unknown
1873
Cotton
79” x 92 1/2”
MSUM 2013:3.3
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan StateUniversity Museum

This quilt was once part of the McCarl Collection. Muriel and Foster McCarl started collecting quilts in the 1950's. They purchased quilts from the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area as well as in Delaware and Medina, Ohio.

This quilt is unusual for its time. Each block was machine quilted before they were set together to make the quilt. Some of the blocks are inscribed: We Wish You Merry Christmas Mrs Haff 1873 (appliqued); Harriet Smith, Mary Young, E. Hubbard, Nellie Bolr--ier, S G Benjamin, Mahala.Thurber, Sophis J. Wirk, Mary K. Smith (inked and embroidered).


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