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Deonna Green

Quiltmaker

        Blanchard, Michigan (MI), United States    

Deonna Todd Green (right with her mother Ione Todd) is featured in the exhibit: Quilting Sisters: African-American Quiltmaking in Michigan.
No Biography

Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

6/23/1948

If the quiltmaker was married, what was the wedding date.

Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

African American

Educational background:

High School Diploma

Religious affiliation:

Protestant, Church of Christ

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Housewife

Where was the quiltmaker born?

Blanchard, Michigan (MI), United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Todd

Father's Name:

Marshall Todd

Father's ethnic/tribal background:

Factory, farming

Mother's Name:

Ione Sawyer Todd

Mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Factory

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Grant O. Green

Spouse's/Spouses' occupation:

Maintenance, gas company

Number of female children:

1

Number of male children:

3

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

Deonna Todd Green, daughter of Ione Sawyer and Marshall Todd, is a self-taught quilter, a homemaker and mother of four children and has been a resident of the Remus community all her life. Deonna has been quilting for 8 years and has completed several quilts of different styles. Her Todd Family Quilt was one of 264 quilts selected by the Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project from over 5000 Michigan quilts and is featured in the publication "Michigan Quilts: Celebrating 150 years of a Textile Tradition," in celebration of Michigan's sesquicentennial anniversary of statehood. This quilt was on loan to the Michigan State University Museum for exhibition and traveled to other locations around the State.

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