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Dresden Star Quilt

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
mid 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
cotton, polyester, batting
Dimensions
38 1/2 × 38 7/8 in. (97.8 × 98.7 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This quilt offers a variation on a traditional Dresden Star pattern repeated four times in block quadrants. The fabric for all four stars features the same floral print with green and metallic gold leaves and pink, yellow, and violet flowers on a dark blue background. Each star is created from twelve identical sections of the fabric print, carefully cut out and arranged in a circle. This results in four unique, highly distinct stars. The solid blue sashing accentuates the patterned stars.
After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0141
Type
quilt
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl89d19459c-d4c6-46f5-932d-c902eab665aa
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0141
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