The maker of the quilt is unknown; quilt was made in the USA, possibly Nebraska, date unknown. It was owned by Sandra Lee Mires James (born Howes) and is now owned by her daughter, the present owner. It is not used. "I received this quilt after my mother died (North Platte, Nebraska, September 2000). It was found in the closet. My maternal grandmother died in December 1999 and I don't know if this quilt came from her or if my mother got it somewhere else". [Shari Jamieson]
This is an American kit quilt. Quilt pattern is of square blocks in checkerboard with alternate blocks embroidered on homespun with a variety of individual birds, all machine pieced. Alternate blocks are blue, each quilted with 'Rose of York' pattern. Backing is also of the same deep blue fabric; quilt is padded with fine cotton batting.
2200 x 1600 mm.