- Wilhelmina Dollinger Endlich, crafted this quilt for her daughter, Evelyn, when Evelyn was about ten years old. Wilhelmina appliqued and embroidered the eight hoop-skirted, sunbonnet-wearing and parasol-carrying figures. Different print and color-schemes were used for each figure. Variations of this design were popular throughout the 20th century. The blocks are separated by 2 1/4-inch sashing. The quilt was sent out to be quilted.
- Wilhelmina Dollinger was born in Philadelphia in 1904 and married in 1922. She became a registered nurse after she married, graduating in 1928 from the Roxborough Memorial Hospital. During World War II she worked for the signal corps as a nurse with a later career was as an industrial nurse. She died March 12, 1964.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Endlich, Wilhelmina
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Evelyn Endlich
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 90 in x 57 in; 229 cm x 145 cm
- Object Name
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