Alphabet letters are often used to decorate objects, particularly those used by children. This alphabet quilt was probably made using patterns published in 1906 by the Ladies Art Company. The letters on the quilt look like they are curved—but they are actually made up of triangles, squares, rectangles, and trapezoids. Using these shapes helped avoid curved seams, which are more difficult to execute.
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.
Not on exhibit to the public.
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