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Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection


Feathered Star
Ora Brown
c. 1850-1865
Monroeville, Indiana
Cotton
74” x 90”
MSUM# 1998:53.34
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Purchased from a local antiques dealer c. 1963, the Feathered Star was the first historical quilt Mary collected. Acquired during the early years of her quilt study, Mary sought to collect every bit of information she could find about quilts and quilt history.

 

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