Q9097 Americana Folk Art Center Medallion Eagle Quilt

Dated 1962
67 x 89 inches
Found in New England

This quilt is definitely called folk art:-) When I purchased this quilt, judging from the fabrics, I thought it was a 1940’s World War II commemorative piece. It wasn’t until I got it home and washed it that I found the embroidered date of Dec 1962. So now this is one of the newest quilts I’ve ever purchased. The center medallion eagle is a copy of a 19th century quilt. over the past 31 years I sold a few original Eagle quilts. This one is a 20th century rendition. The words "The Americana" is embroidered in the center block. All embroidery, appliqué and quilting are executed by hand. The 1/4” binding was put on by hand using the same fabric as the 5” border. The piecing has been done by machine. You can’t take this quilt too literally, especially with 60 stars on each flag. However, it is a fun piece of folk art with a very positive feel about it...much needed in today's world of politics. Now organically washed and ready for your approval.