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12 Stunning Vintage Quilts

4.  Bird’s Eye View of Chicago World Fair – created by Richard H. Rowley


5.  Transportation Quilt – created by Elizabeth Skelly

Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Skelly. Transportation Quilt (Commemorative Quilt-Green Merit Ribbon). 1933. From Waldvogel Archival Collection, Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Published in The Quilt Index, http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?kid=5B-9D-19. Accessed: 06/8/2015

When Elizabeth Skelly read about the contest, she took the challenge of creating an original design to commemorate the Century of Progress. She researched transportation and tried to include every available mode of transportation. She sent her quilt to the Philadelphia mail-order center for judging, but her quilt did not win a prize.

6.  A Crown of Thorns – created by Leila Rawls Porter



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