The Road to Recovery is a masterwork by Mary Gasperik. According to The Quilt Index, "Mary Gasperik's original design to commemorate the 1939 New York World's Fair was made for a quilt contest "Better Living in the World of Tomorrow." She did not win a prize, but it is considered one of her masterpiece quilts. Although she did not sign this quilt, she often said the seated woman appliquéd in the center of the quilt represents herself. The pattern source for two of the appliqué elements in this quilt, the pair of robins in the lower left and the brown wren at the right side of the tree on the right, have been identified. Gasperik traced them from illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat published in popular books about birds printed in the early 1930s. In copying the robins from a book, Gasperik not only traced the book illustration's outlines to create her appliqué pattern, but she also duplicated Peat's detail through elaborate embroidery. "
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Road to Recovery - 35 pieces non-rotating
Road to Recovery - 100 pieces non-rotating
Road to Recovery - 300 pieces non-rotating
Road to Recovery - 100 pieces rotating
Road to Recovery - 300 pieces rotating