Star of Bethlehem Block


Quilt Index Record: 16-33-8C

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Illinois State Museum
InstInvContrNumF004
1998.152.130
InstInvContrNumF004a
797

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Quiltmaker
DateDataF006b
c. 1988
IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OwnerNameF010
Star of Bethlehem Block
AltNameF011
Bethlehem Star
BrackmanF011a
3796
OverallWidthF12a
71
OverallLengthF012b
89
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Green
Blue or Navy
Maroon
Beige or Tan
OverallColorF14b
Dark colors
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DamageF016
Stains
RepairHistF018
Stains minimized by textile conservator, Harold Mailand.
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
FamDateF023c
ca. 1942
OtherExDateF023d
ca. 1942
OtherDateF023e
Jan Wass, Curator

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
12
SizeBlockF027
14
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by sashing with cornerstones or connecting blocks
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
SashWidthF032
3
BordDescF034
Narrow inner border, wide outer border with corner blocks.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Wool
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Purple
NumPiecesF042
3
WidthPiecesF042a
5
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout
Solid/plain

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
greater than one inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
black
NumStitchedF050
7
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Outline
DesignF052b
Feathering
Floral
Vines
DesignF052d
Outlining in pieced blocks, floral vines in sashing, tulip vines in inner border, feathered vines in outer border, and feathered circles in corner blocks.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Hershberger, Susanna Yoder Diener

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Arthur
ProvStateF057d
Illinois (IL)
ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
Quilter used fabrics from dresses she wore as a young girl.

Quilt purposes uses

QDesignF060b
Bedding, daily use

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
“Illinois Amish Quilts: Sharing Threads of Tradition.” Springfield, IL. Illinois State Museum.
NamePlaceF067
Illinois Amish Quilts: Sharing Threads of Tradition
LocExhibitF068
Springfield, IL
TypeExhibitF070
Museum
ExpExhibitF070a
Illinois State Museum

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Illinois State Museum

Other source materials available for this quilt

RelItemsF088a
See book: Illinois Amish Quilts, pp. 114-115.

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Yoder, Susanna E.
BirthDateF099
1922
MarriageF099b
1960
1940
EthnicF101
Amish
RelAffF103
Amish

Quiltmaker address

CountryF108
USA

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Yoder, Eli D.
BplaceF109a
IL
EthBkgrndF110
Amish
MotherNameF111
Mast, Katie Ann
BplaceF111a
IL
EthBkgrndF112
Amish
SpouseF113
Diener, Andrew
Hershberger, David B.
OccupationF115
farmer
NoChildF116
2
NoMaleF116b
2

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
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