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Object Name Quilt
Date 1880-1930
Material Cotton
Description 1 of 48 quilt blocks in the Evening Star album quilt pattern (Brackman #2139). Most have names embroidered in the central square in red embroidery thread. A few are only written there (in pencil) and one has no name. On each block the star points and the upper and lower bar of the three-part central square are one fabric, the background is another, and the central bar is white muslin. Vendor said the blocks were from the 1930s, which they may well be, but the makers were probably using fabric from a generation before, possibly feed sacks.
Notes References: Brackman, Clues in the Calico
Trestain, Dating Fabrics.

Names on the squares vendor said were Johnsburg names. Names are both male and female, and many last names are repeated. Acc. folder contains complete list; last names are: Kenyon, Ingram, Combs, Barton, Dow, Stone, King, Baker, Moon, Rounds, Scripter/Scripture, Johnson.
Dimensions W-12 L-12 inches
Collection ART050 Needlework
Catalog Number 1987.057.0038
Imagefile 076\1987_1987.057.0036-39.JPG
Species Quilt