Touching Stars (Stars of Bethlehem) (Lone Star)
Classification: Building Furnishing, Bedding, Quilt Materials and Techniques: Cotton, pieced Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Small Stars of Bethlehem. Nine Stars on a yellow background with a yellow border. Quilting in stars follows pattern. Yellow blocks and borders are quilted in a grid pattern. The back is orange and white print cotton. Exhibition History: The Peoplenulls Place Quilt Museum, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, November 1995. Pennsylvania Treasure Trove, Dana Room, June 15-17, 1990. Rothman Gallery, Fall 1992 and Fall 1997. Collection or Donor: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. The donor states that he purchased this quilt form Hattie Brunner (American1890-1982) in the 1960nulls. 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.
86 x 88 inches
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