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Rising Sun/Lone Star; Blazing Stars
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Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Lebanon Quilters Guild and the Lebanon County Historical Society
Who documented this quilt?
Lebanon County Quilt Documentation Project
Lebanon County Quilt Documentation Project Number:
This is a:
Owner's name for the quilt:
Rising Sun/Lone Star
Names for quilt's pattern in common use:
Brackman # or other source & #:
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
Shape of edge:
What color is the quilt?
Yellow; Pink; Green
Double Pink; Madder Orange; Chrome Yellow; Chrome Green
Overall color scheme:
Describe the quilt's layout:
Size of quilt blocks:
22" x 22"
Arrangement of quilt blocks:
Spacing of quilt blocks:
Side by side
Number of borders:
Describe the borders:
3 1/4" pink and green; 7 1/4" green
Fiber types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric styles used in the quilt top:
Floral; Solid/plain; Print
Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:
What kind of filling is used in the quilt?
How thick is the quilt?
How are the layers held together?
Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Grid diamond; Patches outlined/in the ditch; Single parallel lines
Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:
Quilting designs used, background fills:
Describe the quilting designs used:
There is a medium density of 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 and 3:
Width between quilting lines:
Materials used in the quilt binding:
How is the binding made?
Front turned to back
How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?
Materials used to make the back:
Describe the back:
Hand sewn; Same fabric used throughout
What color is the back of the quilt?
Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:
Width of pieces on the back:
Stains; Dirty; Fading; Wear to edge or binding; Tears or holes; Open seams
Why was the quilt made?
Details about why the quilt was made:
marriage, part of hope chest to be used when needed
Where the quilt was made, city:
Rural Manheim/Mt. Joy
Where the quilt was made, county:
Where the quilt was made, state:
Where the quilt was made, country:
Where did the maker get their materials?
Feed or flour sacks; Old clothes; Purchased new; Sewing scraps
Where did the maker find their pattern?
Another quilt; Public domain/traditional pattern; Traditional pattern variation
Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:
There is a photo of the quiltmaker and a photo of the sampler quilt.
Artist statement or biography of quiltmaker or quilt group:
The maker made other quilts and I have three more. Sampler - drawing
Quilt top made by:
Nissley, Annie W.
Nissley, Annie W.
If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:
Quiltmaker's maiden name:
Quiltmaker's birthplace, city:
farm near Manheim
Quiltmaker's birthplace, state:
Quiltmaker's birthplace, country:
Quiltmaker's birth date:
Quiltmaker's date and place of death:
8/9/1926; Schaefferstown Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA
Where did the quiltmaker grow up?
Rapho Twp - near Manheim/Mt. Joy area
In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?
Quiltmaker's educational background:
Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:
Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:
Number of children:
How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?
Why does the quiltmaker quilt?
Other notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:
She learned to quilt from her mother and grandmother. She made quilts for her hope chest.
Does/did the quiltmaker belong to a group? Include the name, location, and special activities of the group.
The maker made quilts with family members.
Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quiltmaker:
The maker preferred piecing by hand. The maker quilted with a standing floor frame on saw horses.
How was this quilt acquired?
Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:
1972 death of paternal grandmother - Annie M. Nissley Spangler Carpenter born 4/25/1863, died 8/10/1930. Quilter married/relocated to farm in Rexmont, Lebanon Cnty, PA
Ownership of this quilt is:
Access and copyright information:
Lebanon County (PA) Quilt Documentation Project, all rights reserved
When was the form filled out?
Where was the quilt documentation day held?
Who photographed the quilt?
Cite this Quilt
Nissley, Annie W. Rising Sun/Lone Star. 1876-1900. From Lebanon Quilters Guild and the Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon County Quilt Documentation Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=61-182-360. Accessed: 09/30/23