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African Piece Star Quilt

Object Details

Date
1991
Creator
Viola Canady
Caption
Colorful African batik and patterned fabrics comprise the five stars arranged on an ochre background in this variation of an Aunt Eliza’s Star pattern. The work features hand-stitched piecing and quilting techniques. The black diagonal sashing mirrors the black border, which both include green batik cornerstones at areas of intersection. Each of the blocks are set on point, and four half and four quarter blocks complete the piece.
The creator of the quilt, Viola Canady, used quilting to build community. She founded the Daughters of Dorcas and Sons, a Washington, DC quilting guild that teaches and shares a love of quilting in local schools, hospitals, and civic centers.
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Accession Number
1995.5009.0004
Type
quilt
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Medium
cotton, batting
Dimensions
43 3/4 × 43 1/2 in. (111.1 × 110.5 cm)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8bd7a5f7b-c310-480d-8ab9-e4cc6ce30861
Record ID
acm_1995.5009.0004

African Piece Star Quilt

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