Thistlethwaite Americana | Pennant and Flag Quilt
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Pennant and Flag Quilt

Probably Missouri
Circa 1920
Wool, cotton
57″ W; 90″ H

 

Graphic quilt composed of a variety of college pennants, state, and national flags and printed advertising textiles. Flags from Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Harvard, and Geo. Washington are prominently featured. It would look stunning draped over a sofa.  Professionally mounted by Kathy Wilson of Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania.

 

WHY WE LOVE IT: With statements scattered around like “Ain’t it hell to be poor” and “What’s the Use, Kid”, this quilt has something charming at every turn.

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