Lone Star; Lone Star; previous referred to as Framed Five Pointed Star





Who documented this quilt?

Winedale Quilt Collection

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Texas Quilt Search Number:


Alternate inventory control number:


Person filling out this form is:

Relative of quiltmaker; Other

Source of the information on this quilt:

technical reviewer

When was the form filled out?

1947, 2007

Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:


Describe the relationship to the quilt's maker:

donor, technical reviewer

This is a:

Finished quilt

Quilt's title:

Lone Star

Owner's name for quilt:

Lone Star

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

previous referred to as Framed Five Pointed Star

How wide is the quilt?

87 in.

How long is the quilt?

90 1/2 in.

Shape of edge:


Shape of corners:


What color is the quilt?

Green; Red; Turquoise or Teal; White

Antique colors:

Chrome Green; Turkey Red

Overall color scheme:

Bright or primary colors

Quilt's condition:



Disintegration of fabric; Fading; Stains; Tears or holes; Wear to edge or binding


Stabilized with netting

Describe the repairs:

stabilized with crepeline.

Notes on condition, damage, or repairs:

Two sides of the quilt are machine sewn at the edge with a chain stitch. It is not known if this is original to the quilt or an early repair or resizing. This quilt may have been repaired and/or stabilized in 1984-1985 when members of the Austin Area Quilt Guild helped a professional textile conservator quilts repair and/or stabilize approximately thirty quilts then owned by the Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin.

Time period:


Family/owner's date for quilt:

Family states that this quilt was made in 1858.

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


Who estimated the quilt's date?

Jan Wass

Describe the quilt's layout:

Medallion or framed center

Medallion size:

33 in. x 36 in.

Number of borders:

14 borders on two sides; 15 borders on two sides

Describe the borders:

On two sides (adjacent sides) the border is appliqued with blue and red buds and green leaves and swag vines on white strip. This border is partially bound with red fabric applied crudely with a machine chain stitch.

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:


Fabric types used to make the quilt top:


Fabric styles used in the quilt top:


Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Describe the techniques used to make the quilt top:

Scallops around central star are hand appliqued

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


Materials used to make the back:


Description of the back:

small patch possible of feedsack; small patch of brown and white checked fabric

What color is the back of the quilt?


Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:


Width of pieces on the back:

24 in., 31 1/2 in., 31 in.

Describe the back:

Same fabric used throughout

Materials used in the quilt binding:


How is the binding made?

Edges turned in/ no separate binding; Straight grain

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

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?


How thick is the quilt?

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Thread type used for the quilting:


Color of thread used in the quilting:


Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:


Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:


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


Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Echo; Outline; Other

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables; Other

Describe the quilting designs used:

The central star is heavily quilted in blue thread in echo quilting forming five diamonds which meet at the center of the star. The white background in the medallion is echo quilted around the star and filled with 5-pointed stars. There is outline quilting in the borders, with a double opposed wave through each strip's center.

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

Unusual design on two adjacent borders.

Quilt top made by:

Hammonds, Amanda Pairlee

Quilted by:

Hammonds, Amanda Pairlee

Where the quilt was made, county:


Where the quilt was made, state:

Texas (TX)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?


Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

This quilt was made by Amanada Pairlee Hammonds in 1858 when she was 18 and living with her parents in Rusk County, Texas. In 1860, Amanda married George Alwin Linn of Kentucky. The Linn family joined the McMullan Colony, a Confederate colonization group that hoped to resettle in South America after the Civil War. The group attempted to sail to Brazil in 1865. The party's ship, The Derby, wrecked off the coast of Cuba en route; the Linns survived the wreck, as did this quilt, which is said to have been in salt water for several days. The Linns and their party eventually made it to Brazil. According to family/donor information, a relative, Mrs. Daisy Linn Chase (probably the daughter of the quiltmaker) of Los Angeles, California, sent this quilt to Texas Governor Coke Stevenson in January 1947 for donation to the Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas.

Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field:

This quilt is one of approximately forty-two quilts that the Texas Memorial Museum (TMM) at the University of Texas at Austin transferred to the University’s Center for American History (CAH) in April 2003 as part of TMM’s transfer of selected material culture objects from its collections to CAH and other research facilities on the UT-Austin campus. These TMM quilts are now part of CAH’s Winedale Quilt Collection. Information relating to each quilt’s provenance is based on documentation recorded by TMM staff at the time of acquisition, which began in the early 1940s and

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection; Study or teaching aid

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

"From Our Hands: A Sesquicentennial Celebration of Quilts," February 16 - March 29, 1986, Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin; annual quilt show, February 2004, 2005, Winedale, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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

Described in exhibition catalog for "From Our Hands: A Sesquicentennial Celebration of Quilts," Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin, 1986. For information about the colonization party that the quiltmaker and her family were pat of, see William C. Griggs, The Elusive Eden: Frank McMullan's Confederate Colony in Brazil (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987).

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner's name:

Winedale, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Quilt owner's city:

Round Top

Quilt owner's county:


Quilt owner's state:

Texas (TX)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Hammonds, Amanda Pairlee

Quiltmaker's gender:


Quiltmaker's birth date:

February 4, 1839

Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:


Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:


Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:

United States

Quiltmaker's marriage date(s):


In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?


Quiltmaker's state:

Texas (TX)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Hammonds, John Johnson

Quiltmaker's father's birthplace:

Lincoln County, Kentucky

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Lindsey, Nancy Malinda

Quiltmaker's mother's birthplace:


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

Linn, George Alwin

Number of children:


How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?


How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?


Who photographed this quilt?

Billy Moore

Access and copyright information:


Copyright holder:

Assistant Director Winedale


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Cite this Quilt

Hammonds, Amanda Pairle. Lone Star. 1850-1875. From Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, Winedale Quilt Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 07/24/24