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Bull's Eye Quilt

circa 1860

(, - present)

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 inches

Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler 2001.38.13

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