American hand-stitched pieced cotton quilt, Star of Bethlehem or Blazing Star pattern, with large central star flanked by smaller full sized stars to each corner and 1/2 star to each side, in bright calico and solid colors on a green ground with red, green, and brown border and muslin backing. Machine-sewn binding. 78" H x 70" W. Circa 1870-1879. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. CONDITION: Some areas of scattered fading and staining, overall good condition.
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