Apple Pie Ridge Star

The Apple Pie Ridge Quilt Square, soon to be featured at the Bond Street Barn in WaterfordThe Apple Pie Ridge Quilt Square, soon to be featured at the Bond Street Barn in Waterford Quaker Apple Pie Ridge Star Quilt, Circa 1860Quaker Apple Pie Ridge Star Quilt, Circa 1860 The Apple Pie Ridge Star block is typically formed with four “quarter” sections of an appliqué, often sewn in a red solid or print fabric on white. This quilt block design is displayed on the Bond Street Barn in the village of Waterford.

Apple Pie Ridge Star QuiltApple Pie Ridge Star Quilt The Apple Pie Ridge Star block was first identified as such on an 1858 Quaker quilt by a member of the Hollingsworth family. This block has been found on quilts made by Quaker quilters from Winchester, Loudoun County and the surrounding area. According to one story, the title of this block came from Apple Pie Ridge, an area of rolling countryside outside of Winchester, so named for the abundant apple orchards planted there in the eighteenth century.

1850 Quaker Friendship Quilt Featuring an Apple Pie Ridge and Apple Pie Ridge Star Squares1850 Quaker Friendship Quilt Featuring an Apple Pie Ridge and Apple Pie Ridge Star Squares The Apple Pie Ridge Star block appears in the upper right of this c. 1850 Quaker Friendship Quilt in the Loudoun Museum Collection. The quilt was made and signed by Quakers from Waterford and Clearbrook, Virginia. The signature of Lydia J. Hollingsworth (1826-1879) appears in a signature block in the quilt.  Lydia moved to Waterford with her mother and sister in 1854 where she lived for the rest of her life. Her signature is also on a quilt in the Local History Collection of the Waterford Foundation. She is buried in the Fairfax Friends cemetery in Waterford.

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