Pieced quilt square

Object Number: 
INV.11961c
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 8 x 1/8 in. ( 20.3 x 20.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Pieced white cotton plain-weave quilt square with eight-pointed "Lemoyne Star" design; completely hand-sewn and pieced together by running stitches of white cotton thread; star composed of madder-dyed brown calico and a white cotton print with madder-dyed brown and red very fine dotted stripes and trailing ivy including motifs of cannons and a Union soldier holding an American flag with "Union Forever" inscribed in a banner with stars below him.
Gallery Label: 
This quilt square was probably made either during the Civil War (1861-1865) or during the Centennial of 1876 when many fabrics that included patriotic motifs were created for the wave of patriotism which swept across the country. Not related to INV.11961a&b.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group