Creation Date: 1942
Catalog ID: 2015.32.1
Appliqued quilt made by Adelia Thresa Laughlin Canfield, 1942. There are 12 appliqued medallions of Washington State subjects titled as follows by the quilt maker: Discovery of Puget Sound; Search for a Home; Frontier Cabin; Early Church in Tacoma; University of Washington; Treaty with Indians; Playground of America; Wild Ducks; Wheat Field; Country Schoolhouse; A Forest Scene; The Vanishing Race. The background is off-white fabric with the medallions placed in the center of the quilt in four rows of three each. Each medallion has a sunburst edging. Around the outer part of the quilt are appliques of plants and flowers native to Washington. At the top center is an American eagle with a red, white and blue banner in its beak. At the bottom center are two cornucopias, the left holds vegetables and the holds fruit. Below these are embroidered in black floss: Evelyn Adelia Theresa Laughlin Canfield 1942. Details are added to the medallions in embroidery. The binding is green and the back of the quilt is yellow. The titles of the medallions are embroidered on a white fabric label on the back of the quilt. The quilt was made for Mrs. Canfield's daughter Evelyn Elizabeth Canfield Kirk. A label on the back of the quilt has a poem to Evelyn from Mama.