- Alma Baker Starr crafted this quilt in the “Wild Goose Chase” or “Odd Fellows’ Cross” pattern. The quilt is composed of a vast sampling of late 19th-century and early 20th-century fabrics. Geometrics, florals, and polka-dots printed on cotton; plaids and florals printed on wool/cotton; florals printed on wool; solid colored wools; and silk and plain white cotton are all represented. The quilt has a white cotton lining and cotton filling. It is quilted to accentuate the pattern, seven stitches per inch.
- Alma’s granddaughter, Alma Rosenbaum, donated the quilt in 1969. Her grandmother, Alma (nee Baker) Starr was born July 8, 1856, and died January 21, 1946, in Richfield Springs, New York.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Starr, Alma Baker
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Leo Rosenbaum
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton, wool, silk, wool/cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 86 in x 85 in; 218.44 cm x 215.9 cm
- Object Name
International media Interoperability Framework
IIIF provides researchers rich metadata and media viewing options for comparison of works across cultural heritage collections. Visit the IIIF page to learn more.