1866 - 1900 "Five-pointed Star" Pieced Quilt Top

Description
This quilt top was made in the last third of the nineteenth-century and its maker has not been identified. It was part of a donation to the Smithsonian by G. Ruth McHenry in 1961. It may have been in the family of Jane Winter Price who made a “Carpenter’s Wheel” quilt that is also in the Collection.
Five-pointed stars, twenty in number and made of printed and plain colored cottons, are set off by white circles to create this quilt top. The 15½-inch blocks are framed by an 8-inch-wide dark green border. The quilt was never finished.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1866-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 95 in x 79 in; 242 cm x 201 cm
place made
North America
ID Number
TE*T12699
accession number
238478
catalog number
T12699
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss G. Ruth McHenry
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