"Housetop" with cross

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1970
Cotton, synthetic blends, wool
78 x 75 inches

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Linda Diane Bennett was the daughter of Ella Mae Irby and the granddaughter of Delia Bennett. This quilt, similar in construction to one of her grandmother's quilts, was constructed from four large, single blocks, joined together with strips of cloth. The strips form a cross that unites the four blocks, creating the Housetop.

Linda Diane Bennett was the daughter of Ella Mae Irby and the granddaughter of Delia Bennett. This quilt, similar in construction to one of her grandmother's quilts, was constructed from four large, single blocks, joined together with strips of cloth. The strips form a cross that unites the four blocks, creating the Housetop.