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Catalog Number PQ.1996.002.006
Object Name Quilt, Block
Description This quilt was made c.1900 by Mary Jane Ruggles Dickenson (Jan 1, 1848 - Mar 18, 1925). She was the mother of Bess Dickenson Appel. The 143 blocks are made from assorted cotton scraps, with a red center patch in each block. The blocks are hand pieced onto fabric foundations, and hand quilted diagonally across each one. The quilt is well-used, worn and faded, with some stains. Mary Jane Ruggles married Martin Dickinson on Sept 24, 1864. They moved to Granada, CO in 1887. Mr. Dickinson had a general store in Granada. He fought in the Civil War.
This quilt is one of several made by members of the Appel family and donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Artist Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggles
Artist 2 Dickinson, Mary Jane Ruggles
Artist 3 Unknown
Dimensions W-63 L-74 inches
Collection General