Contest Kit Quilt

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Commercial Sources: No information on the manufacturer of the kit
Period: 1930-1949
Date: 1933
Location Made: United States
Project Name: Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair
Contributor: Waldvogel Archival Collection
ID Number: 211
Layout Format: Medallion or framed center
Quilt Size: 88 inches x 96 inches
Fabrics: Cotton, Solid/plain
Colors: Blue or Navy, Brown, Green, White, Yellow
Construction: Machine Piecing, Hand Applique, Embroidery
Description: Chicago World's Fair kit (one of two)
Other Notes: Quilt top came directly from the Collection of Sandra Mitchell Ohio Quilt Dealer and Folk Art Collector who passed away in 2000. The quilt owner, Susan Wildemuth, purchased it from Barbara Lemme of sign of the Whale Antiques, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. , The manufacturer of this quilt kit remains a mystery. However, the owner found in between a seam on the back side of this quilt top--the following words stamped in orange ink: "No. 3320 Century of Progress Quilt." According to the owner, there is more writing after that, but it is barely visible. This quilt kit could be Wurzburg, Buettner, Virginia Snow Studios or an unknown manufacturer. If you recognize this quilt kit and/or its manufacturer please notify the Quilt Index staff.
Inscription: 1833 to 1933
Related Items/Publications: Two other quilt kits in this same design are in museum collections: American Museum of Folk Art (see Glorious American Quilts, p. 107) and the Western Heritage Museum (formerly the Gene Autry Museum) in Riverside, CA. Another one is in a private collection.
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