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Quilt with Masonic Symbols
ca. 1910
Sisters of the Beacon Light Chapter No. 75, Order of Eastern Star, Staten Island, NY
USA: New York, Staten Island
overall: 90"h x 74-1/2"w
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA, Gift of Mrs. Everett C. Carey

White, red and green cotton appliqued and embroidered quilt; thirty blocks (14 1/2" square), each with a Masonic symbol inside a circle of appliqued leaves. Hearts appliqued in four corners of each block. Quilted around designs, some symbols stuffed. Appliqued and pieced by hand, assembled by machine. Hand-quilted at 15-17 stitches to the inch. Woven applied binding; thin cotton batting. Off-white backing made up of several pieces.

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