Nora Ezell (1917-2007) made many versions of this pattern, which she called "Star Puzzle," starting in the 1970s and into the 1990s.  Among the best known late twentieth-century southern African American quilters, Ezell's work has been in numerous exhibitions; she won an Alabama Folk Heritage award in 1990 and an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1992.

Title: 
Star Puzzle
Pattern: 
Blazing Star variation
Maker: 
Nora Ezell
Dated
1995
Made in
Eutaw
Alabama
United States
96
71
IQSCM, Robert and Helen Cargo Collection
2000.004.0029