A red and white quilted bedcover with a hand-pieced and hand-appliqued design of sixteen-pointed (16) stars placed in three (3) columns and four (4) rows for a total of twelve (12) blocks. Each star has a red circular center surrounded by white diamonds, then red diamonds, then white triangles. The blocks are set on point with squares set on point between the stars. One block has two diamonds made from blue printed cotton with small repeating white designs in place of two of the red diamonds. The bedcover is backed with an off-white cotton fabric that is turned to the front and machine-stitched to form a binding. The top and back have a layer of cotton batting between them and are attached with white cotton thread quilted in a pattern of scalloped lines. There is a fabric label sewn to one corner on the reverse that reads in handwritten black ink: " 'STAR Quilt' / c. 1880 / 73" x 55" ". A strip of Velcro is sewn along one short side of the reverse.
This quilted petticoat may have been made from a repurposed wholecloth bedcover or refashioned from a once larger skirt. The front of the textile is faced with a small-scale printed floral vine design in white, yellow, purple, and red blossoms with green leaves on a light brown ground. The back of the textile is faced with an orange striped cotton. A layer of cotton batting was quilted between the front and back facing fabrics. It was hand quilted with off-white cotton thread in an offset grid pattern with a leafy vine border design. The floral printed fabric was turned and hand stitched to the back fabric as binding. The fabrics and quilted motifs indicate it was probably made in the 1830s or 1840s. The fabric may have been imported from France.
The cut textile is turned under and the edges left raw at the interior waistline of the petticoat and the cotton batting can be seen along these raw edges. A small piece of printed cotton with a small-scale repeating design of purple flowers on a yellow ground is stitched at the interior proper left front waist. A long length of off-white cotton twill tape is attached around the back waist to hold gathers in the petticoat. The twill tape remains loose on the front so that the front of the petticoat has a flat silhouette. The petticoat is closed by tying these loose lengths of twill tape at the front waist.The hem of the petticoat is the original binding of the bedcover and the quilted vine border of the bedcover is turned horizontal around the bottom of the petticoat. The textile was probably repurposed into its current form as a petticoat between the 1870s and 1890s due to the flat front and gathered back waist.
A pink, yellow, and white quilt with a repeating block design of hand-pieced and appliqued pinwheels. There are nine (9) pinwheels arranged in three (3) columns of (3) and surrounded by sashing. The pinwheels are hand-pieced from plain white and double pink prints creating a striped effect. Each wheel has a saw tooth border and an appliqued pink center. The pinwheel is hand-appliqued to a pink ground. The sashing and the border are made from a bright yellow fabric with a small repeating print of red and black floral bursts and black stippled background. A pink stripe runs through the sashing and there are four (4) pink and yellow nine-patches in the corners of the sashing. The blocks and sashing are surrounded by a border made of the yellow fabric, with two pink strips sewn at each corner of the border. The quilt has thin batting and is backed with a plain off-white fabric. It is hand bound with a red and white striped fabric. The quilting is done by hand in white thread with different design elements including lines that following the wheel of each block, parallel lines in the background of the block, and a scallop or fan motif in the sashing and border. A strip of Velcro is added along the top back edge of the quilt. A fabric label is sewn at the back bottom proper left corner with hand written ink reading "CAVIGGA #8 / PINWHEELS 84" w x 87" l".