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Burgundy and Off-White Block Quilt

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
2005
Medium
cotton, polyester, batting, ink
Dimensions
30 × 30 in. (76.2 × 76.2 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This burgundy and cream-colored quilt is made of two different five-inch block patterns: a traditional four-patch square and a half-square triangle. The blocks are arranged in checkerboard fashion across the quilt. The quilt is hand-stitched along the diagonals using white thread in the cream-colored areas, and with red thread in the areas of burgundy cloth.
Ira Blount made this quilt during his membership with the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons, a Washington, DC quilting guild that teaches and shares a love of quilting in local schools, hospitals, and civic centers. The quilt’s opposite color patterns and mirror symmetry demonstrate the artist’s mastery of the visual language of quilting.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0129
Type
quilt
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl827f09332-2966-4ed0-82c6-277236cfcdd3
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0129
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