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Title Love Apple or Pomegranate
Object Name Quilt
Catalog Number 97.37
Description Replica. Love Apple or Pomegranate is an adaptation of quilt ID#86.013.02

The project was coordinated by Kathy Safris, a LHF Volunteer. It was appliqued by members of the Iowa Quilter Guild and quilted by volunteers at the Church of the Land.

This quilt received a first place blue ribbon in the 1997 Iowa Quilter's Guild show. It was in the group quilt--applique category.

Here is the information compiled by Kathy Safris:

The blocks were appliqued by members for the Iowa Quilters Guild and the Des Moines Quilters Guild:

Tanis Diedrichs/ Cedar Falls
Ardeth Laake/ Belmond
Kathy Safris/Urbandale
Donna Larson/ Des Moines
Darla Hanks/ Forest City
Janice Pflibsen /Bode
LoAnn Van Hemert/Des Moines
Judy Willer/ Pella

Kris Peterson of West Des Moines prepared the patterns for the quilt.

Kathy Safris assembled and prepared the top for quilting.

Kathie Anderson, Star Ann Kloberdanz, Mary B Larson, Lucy Sanderson and members of Iowa Quilters Guild helped the volunteers at the Church of the Land at Living History Farms to complete the quilting.

Almost 800 yards of thread was used to complete the quilting which took about one hundred eighty hours. Each block took about twenty hours to applique.

The design for this quilt is an adaptation of a quilt in the Living History Farms Historic Textile collection. Changes were made to the original design, so it is an adaptation of that design rather than a reproduction. The colors and block design were followed as faithfully as possible. The quilt was set together with narrower sashing and slightly wider borders than the original. Also the background diagonal quilting on the original was done on a three-eights grid which was increased to one-half inch.

The original quilt was made in Pennsylvania by Hannah Collins Snyder. She was born there in 1822 and made the quilt in the 1840's. The quilt was taken to Kansas in about 1870 and was later brought to Iowa. The alternate name for this pattern is "Pomegranate".

May 1997
Image 021\9737.JPG
Date 1997
Dimensions W-87 L-87 inches
Material Fabrics
Provenance LHF Volunteers.