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QUILT INDEX RECORD

5-2-74

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Illinois State Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number:

1993.121 (77-49-23)

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt Owner:

Illinois State Museum

Where does/did the quilt maker live (country)?

USA

Where was the quilt made (country)?

USA

Anything else we should know about this quilt? (i.e. customs, stories)

Believed to be made by Lura Eyestone's mother. Donated to ISU Museum.

Date owner signed the form.

1977

Pattern Name; used by owner or by maker:

Eight-pointed Star

Date estimated by IQRP:

ca. 1890

Who estimated the quilt's date?

Jan Wass, Curator

Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.

1876-1900

Length:

89

Width:

75

Block size:

8" x 8"

Quilting stitches per inch. Are they even?

9

Format:

Finished quilt

Piecing techinques used to make the quilt:

Hand Piecing

Construction (top):

Block pattern

Block style (top):

Same block throughout

Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.

Straight

Number of full blocks; pieced, appliqued, and plain:

30 stars

Fabric; fibers:

Silk

Fabric print:

Solid/plain; Multiple scrap

Predominant colors (top):

Green

OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.

Multicolor

Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

Outline quilted in pieced diamonds, triple parallel lines in plain green squares.

Quilting technique:

Hand quilting

What type of thread was used for the quilting?

cotton

What color was the quilting thread?

matches color of patches

Spacing and sashing:

Side by side

OTHER SPACING: If none of the options in Field 29 describe the quilt, explain the quilt setting here. May relate to Fields 26 & 27, if the blocks sizes are not the same throughout the quilt.

Stars are not set in square blocks but are sewn together with plain squares connecting them

Describe the borders:

Narrow pink border, mitered, handsewn.

Binding and edge treatment:

Straight grain; Ribbon

UNIQUE BINDING MATERIALS: Enter any binding materials used on the quilt that do not appear in a previous field.

green silk ribbon

MATERIALS USED IN QUILT BINDING: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Silk

WIDTH OF QUILT BINDING: Choose the width (in inches) of the binding of the quilt. Measure from the front side only.

less than a half inch

What is the shape of the edge?

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Filler:

Cotton

Thickness:

Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Backing; fiber content:

Cotton

OTHER FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: If you chose Other, please describe the fiber used in the quilt back.

glazed cotton

Backing, fabric:

Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain

Backing, color:

Cream

Condition:

Fair/worn

Describe specific damage to the quilt:

Disintegration of fabric; Fading; Tears or holes

Some quilts have had extensive or unusual repair work done. Please use this field to describe anything that didn't fit in the previous fields.

Silks disintegrating along center fold line, some losses and edge wear.

Is this image or information available to use other than in this database?

Restricted

Who owns the copyright to the image(s).

Illinois State Museum

Cite this Quilt

Eight-pointed Star. 1876-1900. From Illinois State Museum, Illinois Quilt Research Project; Illinois State Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=5-2-74. Accessed: 05/29/22