Hanging in our domestic arts area on the second floor of the museum is the Delphos Commemorative Quilt, a masterpiece of fiber artistry that captures in visual form the diversity and breadth of our city’s past and present.
The Canal Commission worked closely with the Black Swamp Quilters of Delphos to make this quilt in 1993-94, and the thought and detail that went into it is nothing short of amazing. Starting from the outside and working toward the center is the following symbolism:
The binding is a brick pattern to reflect the bricks used to pave early roads and streets. The outside border contains 48 stars for the 48 contiguous states while all 8 of Ohio’s symbols, from the buckeye tree to the cardinal, are inset in the border.
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