"aunt dinah" variation

Unknown Quilt Maker
 Collected in Iowa; Said to have been made in Canada
64 x 80 inches
Circa 1940
McPherson Collection 

~ Came with a Note ~

Sandy McPherson bought this quilt from a seller in Iowa City in 1996.

There's a hand written paper tag attached, which reads:

"Strip plaid, watermelon strips between. Unknown pieced pattern. Plaids, wools 
from Southern Ontario, the northernmost point on the Underground Railroad.
Ethnicity unknown.
Black-red check is Rob Roy tartan. Two sizes of tartan are Stewart, Royal."

Tied rather than quilted, and with a small amount of hand embroidery.
Unusual Bars back with some exuberant floral print.

Very Good Condition.

Price: $225

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