Eight Point Star


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-175

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
2011.1

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Eight Point Star
AltNameF011
LeMoyne Star
BrackmanF011a
3736A
OverallWidthF12a
85 1/2 inches
OverallLengthF012b
89 1/2 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Rust
Cream
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Fair/worn
DamageF016
Disintegration of fabric
Fading
Tears or holes
OtherDamageF016a
dye drop out
RepairsF017
Stabilized with netting
RepairHistF018
Black dots in print used for sashing are disintegrating due to dye used.
TypeInscripF019
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
"Nisinger" [meaning unknown] stamped twice on back "For Bessie Williams, her mother's work, Octavia J. Williams" hand written in ink on back
MethodInscripF021
Ink
Stamped
LocInscripF022
on back
OtherLocInscripF022a
corner
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
36
SizeBlockF027
11" x 10 3/4"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
NumBlockPatF030
1
BlockStyleF030a
Squares
SashWidthF032
2 1/2"
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Brown strip fabric on all four sides

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Paisley
Striped
Print
Solid/plain
Geometric
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
EmbellTechF038f
No

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
NumPiecesF042
4
WidthPiecesF042a
4 1/2"[2 pieces down length ], 40 1/2", 40 1/2"
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

FabStrucF045
Plain weave
ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium (3/16?)

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
cream
NumStitchedF050
10
NumStitchF051
11
WidthF051a
3 1/4"
KnotsF051b
no
DesignF052a
Grid diamond
Single parallel lines
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
Parallel lines
DesignF052d
Parallel lines in the borders form triangle/chevron shapes.

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Washington D.C.
ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
Quiltmaker Octavia Jerusha Mannakee Williams was the sister of Mary Mannakee, maker of DAR 7124.

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
"Try to See it My Way", DAR Museum 04/11-09/11. Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia; DAR Museum Washington, D.C.; Oct. 3, 2014 – Sept. 5. 2015.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public- DAR Museum
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
OwnerZipF087
20006

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Mannakee
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
August 12, 1833
MarriageF099b
Feb. 21, 1860
DeathF100
August 13, 1897
BirthplaceStateF098b
Maryland

Quiltmaker address

StateF107
Washington D.C.

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Mannakee, John S.
MotherNameF111
Orme, Elizabeth
SpouseF113
Williama, John Overton
NoChildF116
4
NoFemF116a
3
NoMaleF116b
1

Image Information

AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum

File Information

function
Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
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
StillImage

data verification

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yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
1
31
2012
CE

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