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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: 12/15/18

QUILT INDEX RECORD

22-69-36389

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Block pattern

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.

Cotton

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.

Cotton

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.

Quilt owner

MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Cotton

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.

Private

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.

cv006

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).

10/21/2015

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

9

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.

Solid/plain

COLOR OF BACKING: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt backing. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

White

Details

  • 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.

    2001.05

    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.

    Princess Feather

    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).

    21"

    NUMBER OF PIECES IN QUILT BACK: Enter the number of pieces of fabric used in the quilt back.

    2

    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.

    Hand quilting

    QUILT OWNER CITY

    East Lansing

    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.

    Straight

    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.

    Machine Piecing

    QUILT OWNER COUNTY

    Ingham

    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.

    Hand Applique

    OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

    78"

    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.

    Purchase

    QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

    Michigan (MI)

    OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

    80"

    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.

    7

    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

    INTERVIEWER

    Beth Donaldson

    SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

    Straight

    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.

    9

    QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

    United States

    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.

    Restricted

    FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

    Ray Vlasin

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.

1

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

6"

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.

Feathering, Floral

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.

Excellent/like new

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.
Date: c1870.
Maker: unknown.
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.
Hand quilted.
Excellent shape.
Appraised: 2002

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.

on back

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.

1850-1875

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).

c1870

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