SIGNATURE COT QUILT
CANADIAN RED CROSS QUILT
20 August 2020
David March © 2020
Owner: Tony Mansi
CRCQ Research Group Reference No: RG024. Title: Signature Cot Quilt.
Size: 41 in by 57 in
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.
Standard label: printed; hand sewn to back.
There are 144 names although some appear to be repeated.