Hexagonal Stars Quilt- Provenance(Item: Q-766)
Offering this early quilt made by the Andrews sisters from Rocky, Oklahoma. The sisters were Margarette, Rachel and Martha. In about 1901 the sisters came in a covered wagon to western Oklahoma and settled or homesteaded near Rocky in Oklahoma Territory. They farmed the land and none of them ever married. The quilts from their family may have traveled with them as they came to the Rocky, Ok area. The family originally was from Arkansas and Alabama. Some of the collection of their quilts are in the Oklahoma Heritage Quilts project book.
This quilt, the Hexagonal Stars is in unused condition and never washed. It is hand quilted at 6 spi. There is a stain , may be a water mark on the quilt and a small nick out of the red binding. There are some slight breaks in some brown fabric that looks to be walnut dyed just in a couple blocks on the edge. The backing looks to be home dyed fabric, as many of their quilts had this type of backing. Note the side with the one border. The quilts from them tended to be darker fabrics and of medium thickness. More information on this collection can be found in the Oklahoma Heritage Quilts. The quilt, one of several, was purchased directly from the estate of Dortha M Cannon Bass of Rocky, Ok. who was the granddaughter of Elijah Cannon, the sisters uncle. Some of the other quilts purchased at the sale had some of the same fabric in them and they tended to have the same "feel".
W. 80″ L. 88″