Pennsylvania Rising Sun with Small Stars
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton, pieced, appliquéd, quilted. Physical Description: This large quilt is in the Rising Sun pattern. It has red, yellow, green, blue & orange calicos & prints, with white also in the diamond shaped pattern. There are four small red & green stars in the four corners of the quilt. Both the Rising Sun and the smaller stars seem to be hand pieced then hand appliquéd to the background fabric. The quilting pattern follows the diamond shapes of both the sun and stars. There is a chain quilting pattern in the border. There is a cluster of hearts quilted between each point of the stars. All of this is on a white background, all is cotton. the backing fabric is white with the front folded over and hand stitched. Exhibition History: Exhibited Dana Room F&M Pennsylvania Treasures, March 29-April 13, 1989. Exhibited at the Armory, 33rd and Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA April 6-11, 1990 at The Philadelphia Antique Show. Exhibited at the Oral Traditions Quilt Symposium, "Pennsylvania treasure-Trove", Dana Room-F&M. 1995 Collection or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer, an avid collector of American folk art, often crossed paths with the Duponts. The collection largely represents a narrow geographic region consisting of Pennsylvania German objects and was accumulated over four decades. Schaeffer’s grandfather served on F&M’s Board of Trustees.
103 x 104 inches
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