Blocks and strips
86 x 75 inches
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund and partial gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Known among her peers for her methodical approach to quilt composition, Ruth Kennedy carefully lays out her fabric pieces, thoughtfully experimenting with pattern prior to piecing. For this quilt, she set out to make a Housetop, but after assessing the corduroy patchwork spread out before her, she settled on the blocks and strips composition.