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Quilting Frame
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Title: Quilting Frame
Identifier: 2008.5.4.1-8
Donor: Mrs. Vera Hughes
Item Date: 1918
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A wooden (maple ?) quilting frame with four table height legs (74 cm). Frame is made in four pieces; two sides and two ends. Ends are modified eight sided length; 274 cm long, 4.5 cm in diameter. A folded length of cotton canvas is fastened on with 42 large, hand forged nails on one side and 59 nails on the other. Sides are made of two lengths of 2.6 cm wide pieces of wood joined by three spacers with two nut and bolt fasteners on each. A folded length of light weight cotton canvas, is fastened on with nails; 29 one end and 21 on the other. The ends of the canvas are not fastened on to the frame. The legs are square at the top and taper down at the bottom. At the top iron rings are swivel-mounted.

The quilting frame was built by Mrs. Hughes father, George Mikel Gee in Brantford Ontario. The homemade quilting frame would have been a common item used in various Mississauga homes for the construction and display of various quilts.
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