The quilt contains almost four thousand diamond-shaped pieces, each about four inches long, that were first basted to a paper template to ensure uniformity of size before being meticulously whip-stitched together. At least thirty-four different small-patterned, roller-printed cottons are used to form the octagonal rings that radiate from a central eight-pointed star to create a striking dark and light design.
Made by Rebecca Scattergood Savery, American, 1770 - 1855
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America Date:
Roller-printed cotton plain weave pieced work; diamond quiltingDimensions:
9 feet 7 inches × 9 feet 11 inches (292.1 × 302.3 cm)Curatorial Department:
Costume and TextilesObject Location:
Currently not on viewAccession Number:
Gift of Sarah Pennell Barton and Nancy Barton Barclay, 1975
A replica of this work is featured in Inside Out, a series of outdoor exhibitions throughout the region.