1890 - 1910 Alma Starr's Pieced Quilt

Alma Baker Starr crafted this quilt in the “Wild Goose Chase” or “Odd Fellows’ Cross” pattern. The quilt is composed of a vast sampling of late 19th-century and early 20th-century fabrics. Geometrics, florals, and polka-dots printed on cotton; plaids and florals printed on wool/cotton; florals printed on wool; solid colored wools; and silk and plain white cotton are all represented. The quilt has a white cotton lining and cotton filling. It is quilted to accentuate the pattern, seven stitches per inch.
Alma’s granddaughter, Alma Rosenbaum, donated the quilt in 1969. Her grandmother, Alma (nee Baker) Starr was born July 8, 1856, and died January 21, 1946, in Richfield Springs, New York.
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Object Name
date made
Starr, Alma Baker
Physical Description
fabric, cotton, wool, silk, wool/cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Place Made
United States: New York, Richfield Springs
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Leo Rosenbaum
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