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Catalog Number 2007.049.001
Description Sun Star Quilt, 1858. Cotton hand pieced and appliquéd blue and white sun star quilt. Sun star pattern is a Mariners Compass variation. The quilt is comprised of nine blocks in rows of 3 x 3 with pattern pieces in blue calico against a white ground. Individual blocks are approx. 23" square and each has a round center blue sunburst design bordered by four white pieces that comprise the larger square. A feather motif with diagonal grid is quilted in the blocks and a square grid pattern is quilted over the flying geese zig-zag border design. The binding is the same blue calico fabric used throughout and backing is white cotton. Faded handwritten black ink signature on back bottom left corner reads, "Dorothea Best / 1858."
Object Name Quilt, Bed
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Sun Star Quilt, 1858
Date 1858
Creator Craig, Tilly
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Dorothea Best / 1858" (handwritten in [faded] black ink on back corner)
Provenance Belonged To Mrs. Dorothea C. Hoefler of Los Altos; Dorothea Fisher Married 1858 To Charles L. Best; made by Tilly Craig for Dorothea Fisher Best 1858
Dimensions H-88 W-83.75 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Blankets
Charles L. Best
Dorothea Fisher Best
Subjects Blankets
People Fisher Best, Dorothea
Craig, Tilly
Best, Charles L.