Sun Star Quilt (Lone Star)
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton, summer quilt. Physical Description: Lone Star quilt comprised of solid color cotton in various shades of red green, blue and yellow on a white background. There is a quilted medallion n the four corners and half a medallion between the points. The border is quilted with an undulating feather pattern. The back is white. There is no batting in this summer quilt. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, Spring 1995. Collections or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer (American 1918-2001) , 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. The donor states that he purchased this quilt form Hattie Brunner (American1890-1982) in the 1950nulls. Hattie Brunner from Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was a folk art painter as well as one of the first antique dealers in Pennsylvania German Folk Art. Dealernulls code on the back RAIX/RUXX.
84 x84 inches
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