Medallion with center bars

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1943
Cotton
80 x 72 inches

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Polly Bennett’s Medallion quilt is similar in construction to a Pennsylvania Amish quilt commonly called "Bars." But her version, a mixture of the serene and the whimsical—its understatement broken by a frame of red and white printed fabrics featuring exotic flowers and Hawaiian scenes—is as far removed philosophically from the Amish as it is geographically.

Polly Bennett’s Medallion quilt is similar in construction to a Pennsylvania Amish quilt commonly called "Bars." But her version, a mixture of the serene and the whimsical—its understatement broken by a frame of red and white printed fabrics featuring exotic flowers and Hawaiian scenes—is as far removed philosophically from the Amish as it is geographically.