Pink Pieced Star (LeMoyne Star or Eight Pointed Star)
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This eight point star is typically known as a LeMoyne Star pattern and is one of the earlier star patterns to emerge in America. The block was named after Jean-Baptiste and Pierre LeMoyne, the founders of the city of New Orleans. The block was originally known as the Star of LeMoyne. It has also been known as the Lemon Star, due to misprounciation of the name (powerhouse museum-http://www.dhub.org/object/152525, australia). This quilt contains twenty eight stars in a repeated staggered block pattern. All of the stars are made of a red print calico on a white background. The quilting follows the stars and is done in a grid pattern in the plain white squares. The inner border is a sawtooth pattern. The outer border is white quilted in a chevron pattern. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, Autumn 1986.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. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1970nulls.
82 x 87 inches