Medallion with center bars

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
80 x 72 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

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.