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Rachel's Confirmation Quilt, Nine patch or single Irish chain
CITE THIS QUILT
Cite this Quilt
Renkert, Lyn. Rachel's Confirmation Quilt. spring 2000. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://quiltindex.org/2018/view/?type=fullrec&kid=27-92-50726. Accessed: 12/07/19
QUILT INDEX RECORD
What is the quilt maker's father's name?
Gault, James Marshall
Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.
When was the quilt started?
What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?
What is the best description of the quilt's condition?
What is the quilt maker's maiden name?
Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?
What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?
How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.
What is the quilt maker's birthdate?
Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.
Describe any repairs made to this quilt.
What fibers were used to make the quilt back?
How did the owner acquire this quilt?
If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my
If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?
Received as a gift
What color is the back of the quilt?
Describe the overall quilt design.
Who is the copyright holder?
Michigan State University Museum
If the quilt has an inscription, what type(s) of inscriptions are on the quilt?
Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.
What environment did the quilt maker(s) live in?
Describe any background/fill patterns used in the quilt design.
Where was the quilt made (city)?
How do you describe the quilt back?
Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.
Where was the quilt made (county)?
What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker?
German, Irish, French
Where was the quilt made (state)?
What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?
How was the inscription made?
What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?
What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?
Where is the inscription found on the quilt?
Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt.
Contributing Institution Name
Michigan State University Museum
What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?
If one shape is used throughout the quilt, what is that shape?
Did the quilt maker have children? If so, how many?
How many of the quilt maker's children were girls?
When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?
Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?
How many quilt has the quilt maker made?
Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?
Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?
What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?
Who did the quilting?
How are the quilt layers held together?
Who made the quilt top?
Quilt owner's state.
How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?
How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?
Alternating with plain squares
These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured. Enter all the specific colors that are found in the quilt.
What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?
What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?
Quilt owner's county:
Where does/did the quilt maker live (city)?
What applique method was used to make the quilt top?
Where does/did the quilt maker live (county)?
What color(s) is the quilt?
What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?
Where does/did the quilt maker live (state)?
Quilt owner's city:
What is the shape of the quilt edge?
Enter the commercial name of the top's pattern if you know it.
Little By Little, by Mary Hickey, 1988
Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?
Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).
What is the pattern name that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians for this quilt?
Nine patch or single Irish chain
How long is the quilt?
What types of fabric were used to make the quilt top?
What is the construction technique used to make the quilt binding?
Quilt owner's name:
Access and copyright information:
When was the quilt finished?
How many blocks are in the quilt?
What is the quilt maker's mother's name?
Gault, Mary Hill
What size are the blocks?
3" x 3"
What types of fiber were used to make the quilt top?
How is this quilt used?
What is the source of the quilt's pattern?
Commercial/Published source: Book
Ownership of this quilt is:
Collection or Project Name
Michigan Quilt Project
If the source helped design the quilt, choose the best description of their input.
Describe the style of the borders.
outer 1 3/4" plain, white; inner 1" plain pink (put on same time with mitered corners)
What is the structure of the fabric used to make the quilt binding?
Please explain other reasons why this quilt was made, if applicable.
Gift for when Rachel was confirmed in her Catholic faith, Spring 2000
If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.
The rosebud fabric came from Rachel's maternal grandmother's personal quilting stash of fabrics, who was also the quilter's mother.
Michigan Quilt Project Number
How wide is the quilt?
What parts of the quilt making process did the quilt maker do?
Made entire quilt
What type of quilt is this?
What is the title of the quilt?
Rachel's Confirmation Quilt
How many borders are on the quilt?
What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?
This quilt was made to be used as a
How did the quilt maker acquire the fabric for this quilt?