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Eight Pointed Star with Plumes

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

21-17-330

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

North Carolina Museum of History

Who documented this quilt?

North Carolina Quilt Project

North Carolina Quilt Project Number:

BA22

Alternate inventory control number:

BA022

Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker

Source of the information on this quilt:

Granddaughter

When was the form filled out?

11-23-1985; Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:

Quilt owner

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Inherited

This is a:

Finished quilt

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Eight Pointed Star with Plumes

How wide is the quilt?

91"

How long is the quilt?

92.5"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Green; Red; White

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Other

Describe the damage:

Unspecified damage

Repairs:

Other

Describe the repairs:

One repair on edge

Time period:

1876-1900

Family/owner's date for quilt:

1910-1919

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

Circa 1875-1890

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Battle, Martha

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Size of quilt blocks:

23.5" x 23.5"

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)

Describe the quilt setting:

Triple sashing with checkered center; red, white, red cotton; Hand sewn

Sashing width:

2.75"

Number of borders:

1

Describe the borders:

Single 5" appliqued border of swag and tassel, red with green cotton

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Solid/plain

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Other

Description of the back:

Domestic; Vertical seams

What color is the back of the quilt?

White

Width of pieces on the back:

32.5"

Describe the back:

Hand sewn

Describe the binding:

Applied binding; Two-step; Red

How is the binding made?

Hand sewn; Straight grain

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?

1/4"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:

Single thread

Color of thread used in the quilting:

Green, white

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

14

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

14

Can you see any knots on the front or back of the quilt?

yes

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Other

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

Block: follows top design with holly leaves; Set: straight; Border: follows swag

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

Visible knots on front and back

Quilt top made by:

Thompson, Lena

Where the quilt was made, county:

Wilson County

Where the quilt was made, state:

North Carolina (NC)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Why was the quilt made?

Unknown

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Unknown

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

No photo of quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's city:

St. Pauls

Quilt owner's county:

Robeson County

Quilt owner's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Applewhite

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1878

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:

Wilson County

Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:

North Carolina

Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1948

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

English

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Homemaker

Quiltmaker's county:

Wilson County

Quiltmaker's state:

North Carolina (NC)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Applewhite, Jonathan

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Whitley, Virginia

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and /or partner's/partners' name(s):

Thompson, Benjamin Joyner

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

Farmer

Number of children:

5

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Made other quilts, with owner; Children: Virginia, Elsie, Oralee, Mariah, Benjamin

Who photographed this quilt?

Manley, Roger

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

North Carolina Museum of History

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Cite this Quilt

Thompson, Len. Eight Pointed Star with Plumes. 1876-1900. From North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=21-17-330. Accessed: 06/16/24