Indiana State Museum volunteers; Ellen Penwell quilted
Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis
overall: 108 1/2 in x 78 1/4 in
Twenty-four different sample blocks in earth tones popular in the 1980s; orange, brown, deep yellow, dark red, and green, polyester and cotton blends, both solids and prints. Most blocks incorporate a white background. Inner border is dark chocolate brown, outer rust border, binding is a brown bias tape. Quilting is outline in all pieced blocks and a twining philodendron like vine is quilted on both borders. Quilting is white thread at seven to eight stitches per inch over a thick batting. Sampler quilts originated as reference pieces to remind the quilter of how to create the patterns. Cream colored poly cotton backing in one major piece with narrow strip across one narrow end. Patterns from the Star Newspaper quilt block contest 1985 see 71.992.94.1; pieced by ISMS volunteers.
Known Indiana provenance.
Donated by Indiana State Museum volunteers