"Texas Star"

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Cotton, corduroy, cotton blend
88 x 85 inches
Collection of
Brooklyn Museum
Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Personal stylistic differences show clearly, even within nuclear families: Ella Mae Irby, her daughter Linda Diane Bennett, and her niece Stella Mae Pettway made "Star" quilts characterized by rich color (Ella Mae), dramatic design contrasts (Linda Diane), and a little of both (Stella Mae).