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Pine Burr

Pine burr quilt, by Loretta Bennett. Pine burr quilt, by Loretta Bennett.

Pine burr is a three-dimensional quilt style, also known as pine cone, in which overlapping triangular swatches are placed in a circular pattern, starting from the centre. This style was very popular with African-American quilt makers in the southern USA throughout the twentieth century.

In 1997, a pine burr quilt made by Loretta Pettway Bennett was designated the official Alabama (USA) state quilt. Mrs. Bennett was taught this quilt style by her mother, Qunnie Pettway, of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.

Sources:

  • BENBERRY, Cuesta (2000). Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans, Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.
  • www.archives.alabama.gov (retrieved 7 May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 30 June 2016).

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