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Object Name Quilt
Object ID # 2000.27.1
Creator Funk, Dora Fretz, 1886-1941
Place of Origin Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Date 1901
Material Cotton, Flannel, Silk, Velvet, Wool
Dimensions W-75.5 L-75.5 inches
Description Crazy Quilt comprised of a 4 x 4 block formation. Each block averages 18.50" x 18.50" and is made of randomly pieced plain and printed silks, velvets, wool, flannel and cotton. Each patch is decorated with silk embroidery floss in a variety of stitch styles. In the lower right corner are the buttonholed stitched initials "D.K.F" (Dorothy Koch Fretz) and the year "1901" in peach, yellow, white and taupe silk. There is a 3/8" wide applied binding made of a brown and orange woven silk and cotton blend. The back is comprised of a brown, white and black striped cotton flannel.
Provenance Made in 1901 by 15-year-old Dorothy "Dora" K. Fretz (1886-1941), daughter of John K. Fretz (1845-1923) and Emmaline "Emma" G. Koch Fretz (1857-1934) of Hilltown Township, Bucks County and members of St. Peter's Reformed Church, Hilltown. In 1914, Dorothy married Jesse C. Funk (1885-1973). The quilt was passed down to her daughter, the donor.

It was documented in the 1991 Goschenhoppen Historians Quilt Round-Up.
Source Gift of Helen Funk Urbanchuk
People Fretz, Emmaline "Emma" G. Koch, 1857-1934
Fretz, John K., 1845-1923 (Hilltown Twp)
Funk, Dorothy "Dora" K. Fretz, 1886-1941
Funk, Jesse C., 1885-1973
Search Terms Hilltown Township, Bucks County.
St. Peter's Reformed Church, Hilltown, Pa.
Collection Textiles-Quilts