Star of Bethlehem with Moons (Lone Star)
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced and Appliqued Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This Star of Bethlehem with Moons quilt, also known as the Lone Star quilt pattern, is made of deep yellow, pink calico, solid blue, brown and green all on a white with red polka dot background. The deep yellow crescent moons, brown and green flowers, and tulips are positioned between each point of the star. They are all machine top stitched to the quilt then hand quilted. The quilting follows the diamond shapes of the star. The remaining background is quilted in a grid pattern while the quilting in border area is in bars. The quilt back is a deep pink and is folded over to the front to form the binding. Exhibition History: Armory, 33rd and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, April 6-11, 1990. The Philadelphia Antiques Show. Rothman Gallery, Franklin & Marshall College, Spring, 1995, Fall, 1996. Collection 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.
71 x 71 inches