Nan Prince, assistant director of collections, brings us another post in her ongoing series about interesting artifacts in the Museum Division collection.

Choctaw quilt. Accession Number: 1972.28.7 (Museum Division Collection)

Choctaw quilt. Accession Number: 1972.28.7 (Museum Division Collection)

This quilt was made by Choctaw quilter Dorothy Thomas and her daughter Ivora Thomas of Conehatta in Newton County, Mississippi. This mother-daughter team worked together on quilts. This example, which is pieced with alternating designs of Choctaw girls and teepees appliqued on white squares, was acquired from the Choctaw Arts and Crafts Association in Philadelphia in 1972.