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ID Number: 1407QA0402

Quilt Title: Star of the East – Lone Star

Current location: Centerville, Maryland

How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Star of the East – Lone Star

Source of Pattern: Unknown

Year Quilt was Made: 1850
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Unknown
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Others who worked on the quilt: Unknown
Made in: Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Yes , Some of the same fabric in both quilts
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Environment: Urban
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Unknown

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Youth
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Yes
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Yes
Did she quilt in a group? Yes
Did she quilt in any bees? Yes
What season was most quilting done? Spring
What time of day was quilting done? Morning
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Unknown
Did she teach others to quilt? Yes
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Yes



Type of Object Quilt/Quilting Patterns
Does this object have a SPECIFIC VISUAL ORIENTATION, head to foot? No
If it is a quilt, is it shaped for a four poster bed? No
Is this one of a matched pair? No

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Moderate Use
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 87 1/2 inches
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 93 inches
Was this made from a kit? Yes
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? No
The signers are: Owner
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

Fabric Cotton
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Single template
Background Color Cream
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Red, Yellow, Green
Piecing Techniques Both
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/4 inch
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? No
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting Medallion
Size of blocks: 74 1/4 square
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Width 2 inches
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? No
Borders Yes
Multiple borders? No
Border width 9 1/2 inches
Number of Plain Borders 1
Borders are Butted
Describe any variation in the construction of the top not mentioned above

Center star 1860; border and sashing later

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Hand
If by hand, what stitch? Running
Marking lines are visible? Yes
If yes, they seem to be Pencil
Quilting thread is Cotton
Does thread color match section quilted? Yes
1st Measurement 6 in.
2nd Measurement 6 in.
3rd Measurement 6 in.
1st Measurement Rows/Inch 2″
2nd Measurement Rows/Inch 2″
3rd Measurement Rows/Inch 2″
Describe any variation in the quilting mechanics not mentioned above

Cable quilting, feather.

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern Yes
What is the overall pattern? Cable


Fiber content of batting is Cotton
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

The corners are Butted
The edge is Applied by hand
Color Pink
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? No

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe No
Ruffle No
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? No

Quilt Back

Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? No
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? Yes
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? No
Number of different prints 1
Is back pieced of strips? No
Are different strips used only to attain size? No


The fabric of this object’s top and bottom are of significantly different ages? Yes, explain
The object has been altered Yes
The object has been altered in the following ways Extended, Rebacked
Has the object been laundered? No
Condition of the back Excellent
Condition of the colors Excellent
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Is pattern discrepancy evident? No
Estimate AGE of this object: Pre-1799
This object has unusual features? 1980 backing and quilting
Pattern Lone Star

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