Hand Embroidered Folk Art Playing Card Quilt. American, ca. 1932/1933.
Silk and cotton embroidery on muslin with no batting, sewn by Margaret
Bevins Russell (1916-1986) of Greenbackville, VA. 82 x 62”.
Ms. Russell made the
quilt at the age of 17 while recuperating from a serious illness and
likely took over one year to complete.