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Catalog Number 10767-17
Title Quilt Block, Pieced; Birds Nest
Object Name Block, Quilt
Description This quilt block uses the Birds Nest pattern, which is also known as Railroad Block and Jacob's Ladder. The main colors are brown, red, and white. 2 fabrics are used, a polka dot print and a floral print. The pieces are either triangles or squares. It is hand stitched.
Material Cotton
History The donor, Elizabeth Fix, was from North Platte, Nebraska. She learned how to quilt from her mother when she was about 10 years old. She has appeared on the television and radio talking about and demonstrating how to quilt. She tended to save the quilts that she made to pass on within her family, but she has quilted for money for others. She has made over 450 quilts, many finished and over 100 pieced together tops. She stored all of them in a special wooden chest that she bought at an auction for $15.00. She decorated both the inside and the outside herself. A majority of the quilt blocks that she donated were not made by her, but were ones that she collected.
Credit line Elizabeth Fix, North Platte, Nebraska
Collection Fix, Elizabeth