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Catalog Number 10457-1
Title Quilt; Puffed Squares
Object Name Quilt
Description Puffed Square quilt, also known as a Biscuit or Bun quilt. The puffs are arranged in rows 17 across and 22 down. Each puff is constructed by a square shaped piece of material that has a tuck in the center of each side which creates a cup like shape. This cup is then filled with cotton stuffing (presumed) and tucked down in the center. The puffs are sewn to each other so the body of the quilt is a field of puffs. The puffs are also tucked down with yard at the corners. The colors of the quilt are darker values with natural colors (browns, golds). The field of puffs is outlined with a border of green with is 3.5" wide and another border around this in orange with is 1/2" wide. The green border is also tied with yarn in a pattern following that of the field of puffs. The back side of the quilt is a solid rust orange color. Quilt is tied. Filling is believe to be wool.
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1939
Material cotton, wool, rayon
Used USA: Nebraska (Clay), Ong
Height (in) 87
Width (in) 67
Search Terms Novelty Quilts
History Brought to Ong. Nebraska. about 1885 by Frank Bell, an uncle of Mrs. Epp's. He came from No. Ill. to Ne. Quilt believed to have come w/family from England. Quilt has not been used for at least 60 years.( Not since the pioneer days when there was no heat the bedrooms.)
Credit line Mr. and Mrs. AW. Epp, Lincoln, Nebraska
Collection Epp, Mr. and Mrs. A.W.