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Prairie Star with Leaf and Bud Border quilt, or Eight-Point Star quilt, or Windmill Star quilt
  • Christina Hays Malcom
    1820–1878
    born: Northampton County, North Carolina, United States ; died: Grant County, Indiana, United States
  • Prairie Star with Leaf and Bud Border quilt, or Eight-Point Star quilt, or Windmill Star quilt, circa 1840–1884
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting, patchwork, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 196.21 x 210.82 cm
    Object Length/Width: 77 1/4 x 83 in
  • Gift of Miss Iva James
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0128
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Geometric design of nine stars made from a variety of fabrics. Purple patterned grid. Vine-like border with pink and orange buds. Green trim around the edges. Stars, pieced with calicoes dating from the 3rd quarter of the 19th century, appliquéd to white cotton.