Lancaster County, PA Uncertain
hand pieced cotton, silk, linen; hand quilted; machine stitched backing
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman
. Competition Quilt. about 1895. hand pieced cotton, silk, linen; hand quilted; machine stitched backing. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman. 2008.406.
Dimensionsheight: 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
InscriptionTag at bottom right corner reads: #51 Quilt 70" x 66"
DepartmentTextile Art and Fashion
CollectionTextile 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.