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Seven Sisters quilt, or Seven Stars quilt
  • Mary Eliza Theetge Malcom, artist
    1858–1914
    born: Aurora, Indiana, United States ; died: Chanute, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
    Harriett Theetge James, artist
    1865–1929
    born: Aurora, Indiana, United States ; died: Chanute, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Seven Sisters quilt, or Seven Stars quilt, circa 1900–1929
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, patchwork, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 82 1/4 x 79 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 208.91 x 201.93 cm
  • Gift of Miss Iva James
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0142
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Six-pointed stars made from red, dark blue and cream fabric clustered in groups of seven in the center of the quilt. Chain of red and dark blue, six-pointed stars makes the border on three sides. Red trim around the edges.