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American Folk Art > PATRIOTIC EIGHT POINT STAR 1918 ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA ANTIQUE QUILT

PATRIOTIC EIGHT POINT STAR 1918 ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA ANTIQUE QUILT


 
PATRIOTIC EIGHT POINT STAR 1918 ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA ANTIQUE QUILT

 



Made by Lucy Benson, a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Camp IA 8357 in 1918. The organization was an insurance company founded specifically to service women, and it still functions today. with chapters in various states.
There is founding information on Wikipedia and google. This eight point star pattern in red white and blue is one that was published by several companies and adopted by quiltmakers across the country.