Posted on 21-06-2011

Cigar Flannel
Gladys Easter
Chicago, Illinois
c. 1900
MSU Museum collection
According to donor, Mr. Adolph Easter, a lawyer from Chicago, bought the boxes of cigars. His daughter Gladys collected the individual pieces and sewed them together into the quilt top. The patterns on the flannel pieces include country flags, Native American design, flowers and butterflies. The quilt top is in good condition with some stains and spots where the colors have run.

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