garfield's monument


Unknown Quilt Maker

Collected in Michigan
38 x 62 inches
Circa 1890

We begin to see versions of this design, known as “Garfield’s Monument,” after President William Garfield was assassinated in 1881. 
Here’s a RARE, small, graphic, hand embroidered interpretation.

This late Victorian all wool piece may have been used as a casket cover, 
perhaps for a fraternal organization such as the International Order of Odd Fellows or the Masons.

Mary Strickler’s Quilt Collection
Exhibited: “American Quilts: A Handmade Legacy,” Oakland Museum, 1981

Price: $2,200

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