This beautiful quilt is one of many owned by Paige Palmer (1916 - 11/21/2009), nationally recognized fitness and exercise expert, broadcast personality, author, art collector, radio host, world traveler and fashion expert. She was called the First Lady of Fitness, Television Pioneer & Fashionista! She collected many things but as I've discovered, she prized her Ohio made pottery & quilts. Many were on display in the Kent State University Museum in Kent, Ohio. I had a few of her quilts a while back & now more of her personal items have become available. Last year I spoke with the curator there & she was able to verify that some of her quilts & pottery were indeed displayed there but was unable to help me with which ones. There is a fantastic write up about Paige Palmer's life on line:
Very nice quilt made in the 1930's in the "Morning Star" pattern. It measures 90" x 80" & is in very good condition. Hundreds of stars made with 100% cotton scraps in every color & print you can think of, all those wonderful old fabrics from the 1930's. You'll see blues & purples, pinks & blues, reds & yellows, oranges, cheddar, greens & browns in solids calicoes, larger florals, checks, plaids, polka dots & more.... all pieced completely by hand to an off-white feed sack backing. For some reason I had a rough time getting a good picture of the whole quilt for you; the close up pictures better depict the colors. This quilt is so much prettier than my pictures show you! There is no fading; the colors are still nice & vibrant. There are no stains & no fraying on the binding but there are some loose seams in the star, all repairable as they are not rips or tears. It's nicely quilted with 7 spi diagonally through the quilt. It's a solid, sturdyquilt with a medium weight 100% cotton batting.
Those of you who buy from me regularly know that oftentimes the quilt you receive turns out to be prettier than what you've seen in my listings. This is one of those! I laundered this quilt by hand so it's clean & odor-free, ready to display.
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About Me: It all started when I was a little girl.... Gramma gave Mom a piece of Flow Blue that had been passed down in our family, then she would pass it on to me. Gramma knitted, crocheted, & quilted but being a "lefty", I could never get the hang of knitting or crocheting so I learned to quilt & applique. My love of quilts & antiques comes honestly I guess. I am a "collectaholic" so I've had to set new rules for myself... "If I buy one more quilt, one has to be sold". There's just not enough room anymore! Several years ago I decided to leave a 25 year career in Human Resources Management & do something for myself... spend more time with family & friends, garden when this Ohio weather allows, & hunt for quilts, vintage clothing & hats, & other antiques.