Feather Star Pieced Pattern
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: The Feather Star quilt pattern emerged circa 1830. There are more than 100 known variations of this pattern. This quilt has green, red and yellow calico feathering, radiating from a deep pink calico square and is quilted in a square pattern. This is all on a white background. The white background is quilted with a medallion motif. There is a pink sawtooth border surrounding the center panel. In addition there is a 15.5" white border with a serpentine quilting pattern. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M, Fall 1994. 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 1950nulls.
85 x 86 inches