This is Margaret, Marti, and Barbara from La Grange, TX, and Dallas, TX. They are standing in front of “Sapphire Star Stepping” by Donna J. Karolus in the Sapphire Celebration exhibit.

Left: North Carolina Lily with Sunflowers, c. 1944, (92" x 84"), artist unknown.

Right: Wreath of Roses (91.5 x 72.5), artist unknown.

These beautiful works showcase beautiful flower designs with impeccable hand-quilted details. Floral patterns were popularly used for quilts in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially 1840-1860. The majority of these quilts feature color schemes of blue, red, and green, with accent colors of orange, pink, and yellow.

Left: Whig Rose (86” x 86”), artist unknown.

Right: Dogwood Baskets, c. 1920, (82” x 80”), artist unknown.

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