19 Stars Past: One Last Glimpse

I thought I would share a last look at the 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Past and Present exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful quilts in the exhibit curated by Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker for which she chose 19 historic star quilts and 19 contemporary star quilts. Indiana was the 19th state to join The Union and next year is the state’s bicentennial. What a great way to get Hoosiers thinking of our upcoming 200th year, since quilts have been an integral part of Hoosiers’ lives.

Last time I shared member’s quilts in the “Present” half of the exhibit. On my personal blog I shared art quilts from the exhibit, and now I’m sharing some quilts from the “Past” half of the exhibit. The types of quilts, tied together with the theme of stars, are varied, beautiful, and interesting. I hope you will go to the ISM and see the exhibit if you are in the Evansville area from October 24- Jan 10 at the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science.

Star of Bethlehem by Anna Marie Arnold Clemmons from 1880  19stars8614AnnaMarieArnoldClemmonsInt

Stars Reverse to Hollow Square by Sarah Miller Troyer circa 1934-1940 (detail shown) This is a reversible Amish quilt.


Ohio Star by Anna Yoder Beachy 1940: Amish


Stars by Mary Kay Horn 1982-1983


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