Woods Eight-Pointed Star Quilt

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Woods Eight-Pointed Star Quilt
  • Accession number: 
  • Top: 
    “Eight-Pointed Star” on the inside, “Double Sawtooth” on each side (16 devices). Materials are white diamond-print cotton percale.
  • Interlining: 
  • Backing: 
    White cotton shirting. Handwritten in one corner is "M.G.A."; handwritten in opposite corner is "RLB”
  • Binding: 
    White cotton
  • Stitching: 
    Hand, with exception of binding, which is machine
  • Dimensions: 
    74.5" x 83"
  • Date: 
    ca. 1880
  • Maker: 
    Unknown; believed Woods family; possibly Isabella Neeson Woods
  • Location: 
    Believed Virginia
  • History: 

    This quilt was made from a percale dress, for which the fabric cost $100.00 in the year 1862. The dress was worn by Isabella Neeson Woods, whose husband Samuel Woods signed the Virginia Ordinance of Secession.


  • Provenance: 
    Mrs. Mason G. Ambler, granddaughter of the original dress’s owner. 1928.

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