Mennonite Hired-hands quilt
Sweet hired-hands quilt from the Western Ontario Mennonite Community. Circa 1910. Wool materials pieced on front in utilitarian fashion and cotton whole cloth on back. This quilt is in perfect condition. A nice hanging quilt. 66" x 80"
The deep dark blacks, blues and greens placed in bars to the left and right of a single centre bar of red and rust fabric creates a subtle visual impact. I am inclined to stress again how unusual it is to find a quilt that was made for regular, daily use in such good condition. Maybe it had a special meaning for the quilter. A nice find.