SIGNATURE COT QUILT

CANADIAN RED CROSS QUILT

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QUILT DESCRIPTION

Owner: Tony Mansi


CRCQ Research Group Reference No: RG024. Title: Signature Cot Quilt.

Size: 41 in by 57 in

Pattern: Block/Signature

Top: Hand & machine stitched in sheeting weight cotton, approximately 9-10” squares; four strips of sashing 2” wide. Main top 41” x 36”; 10” red strip each end.

Signatures embroidered in red cotton.

Wadding: thin layer.

Backing: White cotton with a red border 3” wide.

Finishing: Backing brought to the front, hand sewn with white thread ½” edging, with overlapped corners.

Quilting: Hand sewn with white cotton. Each square outlined; small central circle with diagonals from this to edge of square. End strips diamond pattern.

Construction & design: A well-planned layout with 16 embroidered names radiating from small circle in each square.

Condition: Good

Standard label: printed; hand sewn to back.

There are 144 names although some appear to be repeated.