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Rachel's Confirmation Quilt, Nine patch or single Irish chain

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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

27-92-50726

What is the quilt maker's father's name?

Gault, James Marshall

Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.

2000-2025

When was the quilt started?

winter 2000

What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?

Block pattern

What is the best description of the quilt's condition?

Excellent/like new

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Gault

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.

7

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

9/19/1953

Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

5

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my

Quilt owner

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.

Grid/crosshatch

Where was the quilt made (city)?

Royal Oak

How do you describe the quilt back?

Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

Outline/Ditch

Where was the quilt made (county)?

Oakland

What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker?

German, Irish, French

Where was the quilt made (state)?

Michigan (MI)

What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?

Master's Degree

How was the inscription made?

What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?

Catholic

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

Teacher

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?

Auto Designer

If one shape is used throughout the quilt, what is that shape?

Did the quilt maker have children? If so, how many?

2

How many of the quilt maker's children were girls?

2

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Age 30-39

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

How many quilt has the quilt maker made?

5-20 quilts

Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?

no

Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?

no

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Who did the quilting?

Renkert, Lynn

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

Who made the quilt top?

Renkert, Lynn

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

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.

Nile Green

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Machine Piecing

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Polyester

Quilt owner's county:

Macomb

Where does/did the quilt maker live (city)?

Royal Oak

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Where does/did the quilt maker live (county)?

Oakland

What color(s) is the quilt?

Pink

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

Where does/did the quilt maker live (state)?

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's city:

Harrison Twp

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

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).

Female

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?

21"

What types of fabric were used to make the quilt top?

What is the construction technique used to make the quilt binding?

Straight grain

Quilt owner's name:

Rachel Simpson

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

When was the quilt finished?

spring 2000

How many blocks are in the quilt?

25

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?

Cotton

How is this quilt used?

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Commercial/Published source: Book

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

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

01.0033

How wide is the quilt?

21"

What parts of the quilt making process did the quilt maker do?

Made entire quilt

What type of quilt is this?

Finished quilt

What is the title of the quilt?

Rachel's Confirmation Quilt

How many borders are on the quilt?

2

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?

Sewing scraps