Feathered Star


Quilt Index Record: 5B-9D-46

Essay Historical Background

description
This quilt won Second Place in the Minneapolis regional round and was exhibited at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. This Feathered Star pattern was published by Hubert Ver Mehren for his Home Art Studio quilt pattern line. The quilt first appeared in 1932 in the booklet (name?)
essay
The 1933 Sears National Quilt Contest was announced in January 1933 with a deadline of May 15, 1933. Over 24,000 quilts were entered at local Sears stores or sent to one of 10 regional mail order houses. Quilts were judged at each site with the top three winners moving onto the next round. Finally just 30 quilts reached the final judging held at the Sears Pavilion on the 1933 Chicago World's Fair site. Isabel Hughes of Linn Grove, Iowa won second place of $75 in Minneapolis round. Her quilt then went to the national round where it did not win a prize but it was displayed at the Sears Pavilion of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Quilt historian Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr. visited the exhibit and jotted these notes down about the quilt: "Feathered Star -- very effective."

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Waldvogel Archival Collection
InstProjNameF003a
Sears Quilt Contest 1933 Chicago World's Fair
InstInvContrNumF004
023

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Relative of quiltmaker
SourceOtherF006a
Grand-daughter-in-law

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Feathered Star
PredomColorsF014
White
Yellow
OverallColorF14b
Two color
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
DateBegunF023a
1932
DateFinishF023b
1933
LayFormatF024
Block pattern

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilting Description

QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
DesignF052a
Outline
DesignF052b
Other
DesignF052d
Star design quilted in large white squares.

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Hughes, Isabel
QuiltedByF055
Hughes, Isabel

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Linn Grove
ProvStateF057d
Iowa (IA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Challenge or Contest entry
PresUseF062
Keepsake/memento

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Purchased new
TopSourceF064
Commercial/Published source: Pattern
CommSourceF064b
Hubert Ver Mehren design for Home Art Studio
PattSourceF065
Published material

Exhibitions and Contests

ContestListF071a
Sears Quilt Contest, 1933 Chicago World's Fair Quilt was judged either at a local store or at the mail order house. The quilt won second place at the regional round in Minneapolis and went to the national round in Chicago where it did not win a prize.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerCountryF086b
United States

Quiltmaker personal information

GenderF098
Female
EnviroF104c
Rural
CityF106a
Linn Grove
StateF107
Iowa (IA)
CountryF108
United States

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

FavesF130
Grand-daughter-in-law reported that she owns two quilts by Isabel Hughes--Double Wedding Ring (double-bed size) and String of Beads (a king size applique quilt).
CustomsF131
According to the family, Isabel used her $75 in prize money to pay for a portion of her daughter's college education.

Image Information

ImageConF075a
Whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Print
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Merikay Waldvogel
CreditLineF080b
Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman
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File Information

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Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
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image
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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

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