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Six Pointed Star in Strip Set

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

20-16-1156

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives

Who documented this quilt?

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey Documentation Number:

12-069-01

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

When was the form filled out?

10/22/1988

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Six Pointed Star in Strip Set

How wide is the quilt?

49 1/4 inches

How long is the quilt?

49 1/2 inches

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Brown; Green

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Poor/very worn

Damage:

Disintegration of fabric

Describe where the inscription was found:

May have HQPNJ label on back

Date estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser:

1845

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Erickson, Rita

Describe the quilt's layout:

Vertical strip

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by vertical strip

Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:

one

What is the shape of the quilt blocks?

Squares

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Plaid; Print; Striped

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Can you feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid?

no

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

How is the binding made?

Woven tape

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Other

How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Describe the quilt filling:

possibly silk

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

fine

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Describe the quilting designs used:

straight lines

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

Rated 4 (excellent) on HQPNJ's scale for visual effect. This early silk quilt has strips made of several different campaign ribbons, all featuring Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen (a New  Jersey native son), the Whig party's unsuccessful cnadidates for President and Vice President in 1844.One ribbon reads, "Barbeque by the  Whigs of Ohio to the Whigs of Kentucky at Dayton.  Sept. 29th, 1842".  Clay's name is printed above his picture with the date 1844 below.A farmer and a team of horses is shown, promoting Clay's image as a farmer.Remnants of other ribbons mention "Clay now, Polk never" and "Henry Clay, Nation's Choice". 

Quilt top made by:

Unknown, quilter

Quilted by:

unknown, quilter

Where the quilt was made, city:

Belvidere

Where the quilt was made, county:

Warren

Where the quilt was made, state:

New Jersey (NJ)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Why was the quilt made?

Commemorative

Quilt is presently used as:

Unknown

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

This quilt was published in HQPNJ's related book "New Jersey Quilts - 1777 to 1950" on page 223.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's state:

New Jersey (NJ)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Who photographed this quilt?

Marti Porreca

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.

Cite this Quilt

Unknown, quilte. Six Pointed Star in Strip Set. From Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives, The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, Inc.. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=20-16-1156. Accessed: 02/22/24