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Wreath of Roses Quilt; Circa 1870; Virginia

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1369820

Wreath of Roses Quilt also goes by the names of Dahlia Wreath and Garden Wreath. This fine example is exquisitely quilted throughout. Additional flowers are quilted within each wreath; there is tight waffle patterning and wreath medallions stitched in the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. The name Maggie is embroidered on the back. The quilt is alleged to have been made by Maggie Healy who emigrated from Ireland and settled in Albemarle County, Virginia. Measurements are 74" x 90".