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Suspension Bridge Quilt- MAQS exhibit-SOLD

(Item: Q-341)
Suspension Bridge Quilt(q-341) Circa 1880's, size 62x70. This wonderful graphic quilt has a lot of visual appeal. The pattern is also known as Broken Circle and Sunburst. The condition is good, as it's not quite perfect, but I was drawn to it by other factors. There is some fading of the fugitive green and there's a couple of old patches,one shown, on it that were left as is. Actually, the red patch isn't stitched through to the back , so I feel like it was made when the top was pieced. It is all hand quilted and not the smallest of stitches. Wonderful fabrics and a pattern to match. There's a few age, storage spots and a few light wear spots on the binding, but I don't see any other wear on the top. It is hand pieced. The separate binding was hand whipped on. Great backing too. Looks to be a southern quilt, as I did acquire it in the North Carolina Smokey Mountain area. News,,,, Just discovered by an email that this pattern is also called Sunflower. It will be on exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky. This is some information on the exhibit as follows. "The National Quilt Museum is putting on an exhbit of antique Sunflower quilts titled “Golden Oldies”. The exhibit will open March 19 and the last day is June 15, 2010." So,,, that means those coming to the AQS Show, Rotary Antique Quilt Show and others will be able to see this exhibit while there.
Circa:  1880's
W. 62″  L. 70″ 
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closeup fabrics
closeup fabrics
closeup fabrics
closeup fabrics
closeup of old patch- may have been there when the top was made
closeup of old patch- may have been there when the top was made
pattern and spot in  the block
pattern and spot in the block
closeup binding and backing
closeup binding and backing
closeup block
closeup block
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partial view

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