One of the most popular floral appliqué patterns rendered in the red, green, and white color scheme was the Whig Rose, a design that is represented in the museum’s collection in a number of different variations. This quilt is distinguished by its “swag and tassel” border, evidence of the enduring popularity of the Greek Revival style in nineteenth-century America.
Stacy C. Hollander, "Whig Rose Quilt with Swag and Tassel Border," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.