Mary Madden, director of the museum and education division at the Kansas Historical Society, holds an Ocean Waves patterned quilt made by Kansas pioneer Eliza Hobart Austin. The quilt was made in 1880 of fabric typically used for shirts. PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAN BILES/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
Exhibit to show off quilts from museum, community lenders
Touching Stars Pattern Quilt, Lancaster/Lebanon Co. area of Pa., Late 19th c., Cottons. The unusual choice of brown background and use of bold Pennsylvania German colors of red, green and orange set this star apart from more common examples. Finely pieced and quilted with excellent waffle and cable stitching. 84" square.