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Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1901; Pennsylvania

Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1901; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1333353
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This unusual Sampler Crib Quilt virtually screams of its Pennsylvania origin. It was made by Lizzie Kelp Buch of Akron in Lancaster County. She made it for her daughter, Bertha K. Shirk in 1901. Each of the nine blocks is a different appliqued pattern. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a smudge on the outer border but no other condition apologies.The colors are "punchier" than appear on my monitor. A photo of the quilt is on page 32 of Patricia Herr's "Quilting Traditions" along with the wedding photo of the maker in 1888. Measurements are 42" square. Because it is square, one might hang it on point to make an even more dramatic hanging.