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Title: Quilt
Identifier: 1981.5.2
Donor: Mrs. Mary Manning
Item Date: 1870
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2007
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: The front of the quilt is pieced of rectangular homespun wool. The patches are arranged in a zigzag diagonal pattern. There are diagonal rows of blue and brown stripes; pink and brown check; and black, white, and red stripes. The backing is made of white and pink homespun blanket with brown stripes. Wool fleece is made as batting. The quilt is hand sewn and quilted. History: The quilt was made by the donor's grandmother from Streetsville, ca 1870. Known as patchwork in earlier times, pieced quilts refer to fabric scraps sewn together in blocks which were then assembled to make a quilt top. This top usually does not incorporate a wide border in itsí earliest styles. The earliest pieced quilts were usually made in large geometric shapes which then led to the popularity of block patterns--undivided square blocks which could easily be sewn together to form a variety of basic styles and designs.
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