Competition Quilt

Competition Quilt

about 1895
Locale
Lancaster County, PA Uncertain
Country
United States
quilt
hand pieced cotton, silk, linen; hand quilted; machine stitched backing
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman
2008.406
. Competition Quilt. about 1895. hand pieced cotton, silk, linen; hand quilted; machine stitched backing. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman. 2008.406.
Dimensions
height: 70 1/4 in, 178.4350 cm; height: 71 1/2 in, 181.6100 cm; width: 66 1/4 in, 168.2750 cm; width: 66 in, 167.6400 cm; height: 70 in, 177.8000 cm; width: 66 in, 167.6400 cm
Inscription
Tag at bottom right corner reads: #51 Quilt 70" x 66"
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
Surrounding the center Star of Bethlehem are fourteen borders of varying complexity. Numerous squares (each formed from two triangles) create the wider borders; the narrower ones have a streak-of-lightning motif or reciprocal triangles in two different colors. Even the far corner squares are made from minuscule yellow and red triangles, echoing two of the dominant colors used. While the quilt at first appears square, an additional border has been added at one end to make it rectangular.