During the mid 19th century, the display of quilts at county fairs and similar community gatherings increased. Intricately hand-pieced quilts with a central focus were popular and impressed county fair judges. A quilt like this Bull's Eye reflects a cluster of regional pattern choices, and the habit of quilters to duplicate patterns seen at public displays.
Place object was created: United States
Measurements: height: 85.5 inches width: 79.375 inchesGift of Fleur and Charles Bresler 2001.38.13
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