I first saw this quilt 35 years ago in the Kansas Quilt Project. Pat brought it in to be documented and we oohed-and-aahed as it was one of the oldest quilts we saw. She had outlined the date in red thread.
Unfortunately she knew nothing about it or how it had come to Kansas.
When I wrote Clues in the Calico I borrowed it and published a detail shot. When she decided to downsize she gave it to me and I was thrilled to have it. It's the earliest feathered star I've seen (and as it was quilted in 1838 it may have been pieced earlier.)