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Princess Feather. 1850-1875. From Claire Vlasin Quilt Collection, Ray and Claire Vlasin Antique Quilt Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, http://quiltindex.org/2018/view/?type=fullrec&kid=22-69-36389. Accessed: 09/23/19
QUILT INDEX RECORD
TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.
FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT BACK: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt back. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTION NAME: Choose the name of the contributing institution or organization from the list.
Claire Vlasin Quilt Collection
AUTHOR/INTERVIEWEE: The person who brought the quilt for documentation is the source. Enter his/her name here.
MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.
ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.
This applique quilt is of red and black prints, 9 blocks. Each block has 8 plumes and is 21" wide with a solid 6" border on all four sides. This is a very traditional nineteenth century applique pattern. In this period of time, only strong colors were available, so they were usually executed in bright reds and greens or blacks. This quilt is in excellent condition, obviously it was well taken care of. Cotton fabric, batting and backing. Purchased in Alexandria, VA, Fall, 2001 by owner, Claire Vlasin.
EXHIBITIONS (LIST ALL): List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed including: Title, Location, Dates, Venue of Exhibit and Catalog Title or publications, if applicable. Use this field for all information.
Capitol City Quilt Guild Show, June 28-29, 2003.
OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.
CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTION'S COLLECTION OR PROJECT NAME: Enter the name of the collection or project from your contributing institution. For example, "Michigan Quilt Project" or "MSU Museum Permanent Collection".
Ray and Claire Vlasin Antique Quilt Collection
NAME OF QUILT OWNER: Add name of Quilt Owner if public other.
Ray and Claire Vlasin
CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.
DATE OF DATA COLLECTION: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
NUMBER OF QUILT BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half blocks/corner blocks
FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
COLOR OF BACKING: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
ALTERNATIVE INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBER: If applicable, enter any alternate inventory control number for this quilt. For museums, this might be an identifying number from a documentation project.
OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a pattern name that the owner used.
SIZE OF BLOCKS (L X W): Applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).
NUMBER OF PIECES IN QUILT BACK: Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.
QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
QUILT OWNER CITY
ARRANGEMENT OF QUILT BLOCKS: BLOCK ORIENTATION: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.
QUILT OWNER COUNTY
SPACING RELATIVE TO OTHER BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another.
Side by side
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: APPLIQUE TECHNIQUES: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.
OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)
HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.
QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.
OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).
NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 1): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in one place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.
OCCASION, DATE, PERSON INHERITED FROM, ETC: If the quilt was inherited, enter any information you know about the inheritance. Skip the question if the quilt was not passed on through a family.
Purchased at the Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt Shop in Alexandria, VA.
PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.
Pearl Yee Wong
SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.
NUMBER OF QUILTING STITCHES PER INCH (PLACE 2): Count only the stitches that are visible on the top and measure in a different place on the quilt. Enter the measurement.
QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner
LOCATION OF DATA COLLECTION
Ray Vlasin home, East Lansing, MI
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Bias grain, Front turned to back
ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.
FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.
NUMBER OF BORDERS: Borders are the strips of fabric that are added after the blocks (and sashings) are put together. They appear on the outside edges of the quilt. Quilts often have multiple borders. Enter the number of borders on the quilt.
PREDOMINANT COLOR(S): CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Black, Red, White
BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliqu
QUILTING DESIGNS USED: DECORATIVE PATTERNS: Choose the decorative quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if none of the designs appear on the quilt.
PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.
Leaf, star and circle
OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
CONTENT OF INSCRIPTION: Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.
Name: Princess Feather.
Owner: Claire Vlasin.
East Lansing, MI.
Purchased in Alexandria, VA.
Size: 78" x 80".
Description: Appliqued quilt in striking colors: red and black, 9 blocks, each block has 8 plumes and is 21" wide. Cotton fabric, batting.
METHOD OF INSCRIPTION: Choose the method used to inscribe the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Attached label, Ink
LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.
TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.
OTHER EXTERNAL OR PROFESSIONAL DATE ESTIMATION: If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).
Claire and Ray Vlasin Collect Antique ...
Claire and Ray Vlasin Collect Antique Quilts
June, 6, 2017
Claire and Ray had a collection of over 100 antique quilts and textiles.
Michigan State University Museum
Michigan State University Museum
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Claire Vlasin was passionate about quilts: creating, collecting, studying and judging them. She shared this passion in quilt clubs, classes, talks, competitions, and discussions with friends and family. She also collected fabrics, patterns, and hardware supporting her hobby. She respected the artistry of those who created patterns and “quilted” the quilts. This Quilt Legacy Project shows her collection of quilts, both those she made and those she purchased and preserved for posterity.22-71-36824