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Accession Number: 1979.3.4

Physical Description: Child's cotton quilt in unique design featuring red appliquéd hands on white ground. Blocks feature very small red hands separated by sashing made up of tiny red triangles on white ground. Wide white borders. White cotton binding and backing. Batting is probably cotton. Hand-appliqued, hand-pieced, and machine-quilted in geometric designs.

History of Object: Made by Amanda Elizabeth Garman for her daughter, Bertha. Amanda was the grandmother of donor Agnes Hibbs. The appliqué pattern was made by tracing Bertha's hand. According to census records in the Info file, the family immigrated to Kill Creek, Kansas, from Bristol, Indiana, shortly after Bertha was born in 1878.

Date: Between 1878 and 1883

Dimensions (in cm): 94.00 (H) 82.50 (W) L: 37" W: 32 1/2"

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Osborne County (Kan.)
    Individual: Garman, Amanda Elizabeth, b.1854
    Individual: Hibbs, Bertha Garman, b. 1878
    Use, Place of: Kill Creek (Kan.)

Creators and Contributors

    Garman, Amanda Elizabeth (Ziegler)

Status: Cataloged

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