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Lone Star quilt, or Lone Star of Texas quilt
  • United States
  • Lone Star quilt, or Lone Star of Texas quilt, circa 1875–1910
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, calico, piecing, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 96 1/2 x 91 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 245.11 x 233.04 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0905

Quilted with fish or scallop design. This quilt uses the strong reds, oranges, and yellows which became available in the last half of the 19th century after the development of colorfast dyes. The large star is pieced in matching sections, then sewn together.