A fun contest based on an article in the February issue, “Behind the scenes at the museum.” The museum is the American Folk Art Museum and the man is “missing” from the Bird of Paradise quilt top made 1858-1863. Why are we saying there is a man missing from the quilt? Because the families that were guardians of this quilt before it entered the museum’s collection were kind enough to keep the newspaper templates made for the applique along with the quilt. And though there are men depicted on this quilt top, not THIS man!
Quilt photo by Gavin Ashworth, New York; template photo by John Parnell, New York