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"Blocks and Strips"

Patchwork quilt made of strips and blocks of red, blue, white, green, black, beige, and purple cottons, pieced in an abstract block pattern, and quilted with vertical hand stitching. Lined white, off-white, and beige cotton. Light brown sleeve along top with wooden rod for hanging. Signed in...

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Before 2009, purchased by Robert and Jane Burke, Boston; gift of the Burkes to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Jane Burke


American, 2002

Object Place

Gee's Bend, Alabama, United States


Overall: 210.8 x 165.1 cm (83 x 65 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; printed; silk plain weave; cotton twill weave; cotton knit; cotton velvet; quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts