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Collection HCHS Quilt Collection
Catalog Number Quilt 32
Object Name Quilt
Description Pattern: Blazing Star, Mathematical Star

Fabrics: All cotton prints, at least 10 in star points plus chintz print background. Soft colors. Ombre fabrics.

Backing: Glazed roller print in soft red and brown. Lilies and peonies repeating print alternating with vistas through Gothic vaulted arches. Gothic designs were popular during the 1830s and 1840s. The design was stippled (hammered with a blunt point) rather than engraved with a sharp tool. This technique was popular from about 1825 to 1845, was difficult, and done by specialists such as Jospeh Lockett of Manchester, England. Completed rollers were then sold to printers, and many went to the United States.

Set: Single large 8-pointed star, out to edge.

Border: No border

Binding: Back turned to the front

Technique: Hand-pieced, hand-quilted

Batting: Thin, unknown material

Quilting: Outline quilting
Provenance Made by Mathilda Lar Kugler and Esther Rittenhouse Lar, a mother and daughter, from Frenchtown, NJ. Esther was born in 1833.
People Kugler, Mathilda Lar Kugler
Lar, Esther Rittenhouse
Subjects Quilting
Search Terms Frenchtown, NJ