Evening Star Quilt, ca. 1929Made by Anna Swartzentruber Yoder (1877 - 1962)
Made by Anna Swartzentruber Yoder (1877 - 1962)
Anna S. Yoder liked to use many quilting designs. In this quilt, she quilted the star blocks with double parallel lines and the sashing with feathered bands. In the green corners of the sashing strips she stitched four hearts. The double borders at the top and bottom are quilted with classic cables and the single side borders are quilted in a double pumpkin seed pattern.
Size: 66 by 74 inches
Sponsored by Salt Creek Quilters Guild, Western Springs, Illinois
String Star Quilt, ca. 1940Made by Eliza J. Yoder Yoder (1885 - 1963)
Made by Eliza J. Yoder Yoder (1885 - 1963)
Eight diamond shapes are used to make this star pattern: four of them are pieced from strips or "strings" of fabric. Two sides of the quilt have string-pieced borders. This quilt is made of wool, cotton, rayon, and various blends. It is hand quilted with a diamond grid in the pieced blocks, tulip vines in the sashing, classic cable in the inner border, running rope in the pieced borders, and fans in the outer border.
The backing is dark red cotton with one blue cotton strip. It has cotton batting and applied black cotton sateen binding.
Size: 72 by 80 inches
Sponsored by Merle and Barbara Glick, Peoria, Illinois
Lone Star Quilt, ca. 1940Made by Polly Otto Bontrager (1898 - 1970)
Made by Polly Otto Bontrager (1898 - 1970)
This quilt is cotton, machine pieced and hand quilted with outline quilting in the diamond pieces, diamond grid in the background, two-line intersecting cable in the inner border, and diagonal parallel lines in the outer border.
Light blue cotton backs the quilt, a cotton blanket is used as the filler, and the backing folds to the front as a binding.
Size: 80 by 80 inches