Quilt (Star of Bethlehem)

Charles Bowman, c. 1936

Index of American Design

According to the datasheet below, Dr. William Rush Dunton, the author of Old Quilts (1946) and early collector of Baltimore Albums, “verified” the date, historical style, and geographic attribution of this quilt. Dr. Dunton was a known authority on American quilts, and integrated quilts into the nascent field of occupational therapy, of which he was a leading thinker.