Virginia Star Quilt

Date: ca. 1880

Some people in the Valley would call this five-row pieced quilt pattern a Virginia Star. Others here would say this pattern is a Star of Bethlehem, or even a Harvest Star. Each one of the quilt's stars is composed of seventy-two pieces of green, red, and yellow cotton. The bleached cotton ground is bordered with a green saw-tooth pattern.

Medium: Cotton

Dimensions: L: 92 x W: 79 in.

Place: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (attributed)

Accession: 2001.0013.484

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Textiles - Quilts

Tags: Virginia , Star , Quilt , Shenandoah , Green , Yellow , Red

Purchased in 2001.