Eight Pointed Star
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This is a pieced and appliqued eight pointed star pattern in a printed red, green and yellow fabric on white cotton. Quilted in the same pattern as the applique. The back is white cotton. The edge is finished with bias tape. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Autumn 1995, and 1997. 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 1940nulls.
84 x 98 inches