Arts Everyday Living: The Artistry of Quilts—Star of Bethlehem, Revolving Masterpiece of Color

Artist Unknown, Star of Bethlehem Quilt, c. 1845, cotton, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Who is the mysterious artist of this radiating star of harmonious colors and design?  Likely a woman, living in 19th century New Jersey, utilizing a popular motif adapted throughout the rest of the United States.

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