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"Paint" Quilt

Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1979-1983

Cotton and polyester; running stitch

6 feet 6 inches × 67 inches (198.1 × 170.2 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006

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This quilt is appliquéd with whimsical cats and the word "paint" with the P intentionally reversed. "Paint" might refer to the name of the artist's own cat. In the square at the upper left the cat appears to be stalking a figure of Santa Claus that Taylor traced from a cookie cutter. She recalled that the appliqué technique inspired her imagination and allowed for greater freedom in design than traditional piecing.