Lone Star with Mariners Compass (Pieced Star with Lesser Stars)
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Classification: Building Furnishing, Bedding, Quilt Materials and Techniques: Cotton Pieced and Appliqued. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: Diamond shapes are calico and solid colored cotton fabric in yellow, blue, red, pink, and green on a white with red calico print. Pink Binding. Quilting follows the diamond shapes in the star and the background is quilted in a grid pattern. Exhibition History: Peoplenulls Place Quilt Museum, Intercourse, PA, November 10, 1995-January, 31, 1996. Rothman Galley, Spring 1995. 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 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.
78 x 78 inches
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