This “Bowmansville Star” exemplifies the type of quiltmaking possible only after the Industrial Revolution and its resulting abundance of fabrics. Like a pointillist painter, this quiltmaker assembled postage stamp sized pieces of printed cotton fabricscarefully placed to create contrast and patternto create her vivid design, a speciality of her small eastern Pennsylvania village. 

Pattern: 
Postage Stamp Star
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1880
1900
Probably made in
Bowmansville, Lancaster County
Pennsylvania
United States
83.5
94.5
IQSCM, Jonathan Holstein Collection
2003.003.0134