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

Hunter, Susana Allen, 1912-20051965/1970

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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.

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  • Title: Strip Quilt Made of Work Clothes by Susana Allen Hunter, 1965-1970
  • Creator: Hunter, Susana Allen, 1912-2005
  • Date Created: 1965/1970
  • Location: United States, Alabama, Wilcox county, United States, Alabama, Dallas county
  • Subject Keywords: Cothran Feed & Grain Company, Strip quilts, Utility quilts, Quilts, Bed coverings, Hunter family, African American quilts, African Americans, Work clothes, Quiltmakers
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=355110
  • Object Name: Strip quilt
  • Object ID: 2006.79.22
  • Image ID: THF73636
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund

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