World's Fair Building
Top By: Billick, Helen E.
Location Made: Gary, Indiana (IN) USA
Contributor: Illinois State Museum
ID Number: 1995.135
Layout Format: Medallion or framed center
Quilt Size: 63 x 81
Fabrics: Cotton, Solid/plain
Colors: Green, Lavender, Nile Green
Construction: Hand Applique, Embroidery, Outline embroidery for detail in building.
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Challenge or Contest entry
Other Notes: Quiltmaker made this quilt for the Sears Century of Progress quilt contest in 1933 but it didn't win any prizes. She kept a scrapbook with letters from Sears about the quilt and that is also in the Museum's collection.
Inscription: World's Fair Building / Chicago / 1933
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Billick, Helen E.. World's Fair Building. 1933. From Illinois State Museum, . Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=16-33-159. Accessed: 03/30/2017