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Title: Quilt
Identifier: 985.14.2
Donor: Purchase
Item Date: 1900-1910
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A quilt with a red flower basket design with red squares. There are triangles around the squares and each red square has a different design quilted. It has a white backing. History: The quilt was made by Rita Sloan, Adjala Township, Simcoe County, c 1900. Miss Sloan was a local folk artist who worked in oils and water colours as well. Accessioned 23 March 1987. Appliqué is a technique where one piece of cloth is applied on top of another. This technique allows for curving shapes and often includes very intricate patterns. This appliqué quilt is not stuffed so it most likely would have been used in the summer or as a bedspread. Fruit and flowers were popular motifs for marriage quilts as they represented fruitfulness and the renewal of life.
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