Strip Quilt Made of Work Clothes by Susana Allen Hunter, 1965-1970

Summary

Susana Hunter pieced together her quilts from what she had at hand--old clothing and fabric scraps. This warm quilt, likely made from her husband Julius' worn denim overalls and flannel work shirts, reflected his life as an Alabama tenant farmer. The backing is made from mule feed sacks--mules were often used to pull the farmer's plow.

Susana Hunter pieced together her quilts from what she had at hand--old clothing and fabric scraps. This warm quilt, likely made from her husband Julius' worn denim overalls and flannel work shirts, reflected his life as an Alabama tenant farmer. The backing is made from mule feed sacks--mules were often used to pull the farmer's plow.

Artifact

Strip quilt

Date Made

1965-1970

Creators

Hunter, Susana Allen, 1912-2005 

Place of Creation

United States, Alabama, Wilcox county 

Creator Notes

Made by Susana Allen Hunter in Wilcox County, Alabama.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2006.79.22

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.

Material

Batting
Cotton (Fiber)
Cotton (Textile)
Denim
Flannel

Technique

Piecing
Quilting
Hand sewing

Color

Red
Blue
Black (Color)
Ivory (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 78 in

Width: 70.063 in

Inscriptions

Text, in reverse, printed on feed sack with image of mule, on quilt back: 100 LBS. NET SPECIAL / MANUFACTURED BY / COTHRAN FEED CO. / SELMA, ALA

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