Twentieth Century Silkie quilt by Claudia Clark Myers

Titles Twentieth Century Silkie quilt by Claudia Clark Myers
Description Contemporary quilt titled "Twentieth Century Silkie." Predominately red, white and blue, with multiple patterns arranged as borders around a center block. Each pattern references a different period in quilt making. The center block is re-drafted from the book "Old Swedish Quilts" by Asa Wettre, 1900s; framed by an Art Deco style border, 1930s; then a 1960s wide-log version of Courthouse Steps. The black center of this block connects the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s to the Underground Railroad of the 1860s. A Curved Illusion pattern represents the 1980s and finally, a triangle Log Cabin block for the new century. The quilting patterns contain designs reminiscent of the 1800s silk crazy quilts. Made entirely from dupioni, kimono and drapery silks. Machine pieced and quilted by Claudia Clark Myers, Duluth, Minnesota, 2000.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 102 inches length
89 inches width
Nomenclature quilt
Materials silk (textile)
Creation Made by: Myers, Claudia Clark
Made in: Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used in: Saint Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Quiltmakers--Minnesota
Minnesota Quilters, Inc. Annual Show and Conference
Household. Linens. Bedding. Quilts
Arts & Crafts. Handicrafts
Dates Creation: Approximately 2000 - Not later than 06/30/2000 (Label on back of quilt: "Finished June 2000".)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2006.72.1 (Accession Number)

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