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Bulls Eye and Bars Quilt

Bar variation quilt in wool twill burgundy-colored ground with bull's eyes made of blue and white plaid and black pieces of plain weave wool wound around red center also in plain weave wool; on-point quilting pattern with 5 stitches per inch; edges bound front to back with blue and white plaid...

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1890's, made by Minnie Leiby, Wanamaker, PA; before 2013, given by descent within Leiby Family to Minnie Leiby's grand-nephew, Robert Leiby, Wanamaker, PA; 2013, sold by Leiby to Gerald Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: May 29, 2013)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Pieced quilt

American, Pennsylvania, second quarter of the twentieth century

Place of Origin

Wanamaker, Pennsylvania, United States


Height x width: 185.4 x 182.9 cm (73 x 72 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pieced plain weave and twill top, cotton twill backing; quilted


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