Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wonderful 1876 Centennial Zigzag Triangle Quilt - Mary Schafer Collection

The Mercer Museum had an great exhibit of Mary Schafer Quilts- antiques that she collected as well as quilts that she made.
One of my favs was this zigzag triangle quilt - it is dated 1876. It was a top when Mary found it and she added the borders and hand quilted it.

The light middle flag print is an 1876 Centennial fabric

Look at the minty green center triangle (synthetic aldehyde green)- a good clue to an 1876/ 1880s quilt

And here in the middle below the yellow gold stripe is the where the maker signed and dated the quilt. She was from Michigan. Dated 1876

Another aldehyde green (top right corner) and a tag pointing to another centennial eagle print.


  1. i saw this quilt with Mary Schafer herself many years ago at MSU at an exhibit.
    It has remained one of my all time favorites.

  2. What a wonderful quilt for studying! Great pops of color throughout!


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