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Catalog Number 11229-1
Title Quilt, Brickwall One Pattern, Autograph
Object Name Quilt
Description Brickwall One pattern quilt made of cotton fabrics in multiple colors and patterns, although blue dominates. It is hand pieced and quilted but the binding was applied by machine. There is an attempt to alternate light and dark colors. The "bricks" are rectangular. It is quilted with diagonal lines approximately 1" apart. There is a list of the names of the children who worked on the quilt sewn on the back.
Date 1918
Material cotton
Made Burchard Grammer School Students
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Pawnee), Burchard
Height (in) 66
Width (in) 87
Search Terms Signature Quilts
Event World War I
History This quilt was made by the Burchard, Nebraska grammar school students in 1918 and was auctioned off to raise money for the Junior Red Cross in WWI. Their teacher was Elizabeth Carrick, aunt of the donor. Henry Deaves purchased the quilt for $22.50 and donated it back to be sold again. The quilt raised a total of $82.50 for the Junior Red Cross.
Credit line Mrs. Jane Aitken Potter, Colorado Springs, CO