Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Blue and yellow Star of Bethleham

In the High Pines section of Miami where we lived for years, I was checking out estate sales when I happened on this quilt. There were two others as well, but I was trying not to overspend and I left them behind. This quilt was from the estate sale of Susanna Swain (83 years old). Her daughter said that it was made by Susanna's mother, Arminta Neptune in Ohio before she moved to Miami in 1937. I really love this quilt and at the time was sad for Arminta that it was leaving the family. Not sad enough not to buy it myself. It has hung over my bed for years. I made the purchase in 1990. It is hand pieced and hand quilted.

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