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Great Seal Of the United States Eagle Quilt Sold 10/07

(Item: Q-456)
The condition of this vintage Eagle applique quilt is excellent. Size 87x106. This pattern is made like the Great Seal of the United States. The bald eagle is our national bird, which represents freedom. Unused and only had one bath, this is a fine collectors quilt. One light spot, shown. Lots of fine hand quilting at 9 spi and the applique stitch is fine as well. The gold binding is applied separately and hand whipped on. The medallion center is surrounded by 13 hand appliqued 5 point stars. Fabrics for the ground are cotton and I believe taffeta for the applique. The eagle is holding in the beak a scroll which says E PLURIBUS UNUM which means "out of many". The one claw is holding an olive branch and the other claw is holding a bundle of 13 arrows. The body consists of a shield of 13 red and white stripes. The red and white stripes represent the first 13 colonies, which 13 was used in many ways in this quilt. This quilt has some provenance, as I was told it came from Slippery Road , Pa. Made by a Grandmother for her 3 year old grandson in 1940 or 1942. A wonderful quilt to add to a patriotic collection or for that special room.
Circa:  1940's
W. 87″  L. 106″ 
Great Seal Of The United States Eagle Quilt-  Patriotic quilt-full view
Great Seal Of The United States Eagle Quilt- Patriotic quilt-full view
patriotic eagle with applique stars- partial view
patriotic eagle with applique stars- partial view
view of center of quilt
view of center of quilt
EPLUIBUS UNUM stitched   in the scroll
EPLUIBUS UNUM stitched in the scroll
close up applique stars and outline quilting
close up applique stars and outline quilting
close up of  quilt binding
close up of quilt binding
view of small spot
view of small spot
view of  quality workmanship
view of quality workmanship
close up of hand quilting
close up of hand quilting
full view
full view
view at a show hanging
view at a show hanging

Cindy's Antique Quilts

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Clinton, OK 73601

Cindy Rennels
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