White on White



Cite this Quilt

Henry, Harriet; Tutton, Sara Henr. White on White. 1880. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 07/21/19



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


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


Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?


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

Quilt owner

Tell the story of how a quilt was obtained.

Related to George Tutton on my father's side.

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?


What color is the back of the quilt?

Describe the overall quilt design.

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

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.

Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings.

Sara Tutton

How do you describe the quilt back?

What is the date found on the quilt?

1880 afed 52 years

How was the inscription made?

In the quilting

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

Where was the quilt made (country)?

United States

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

United States

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Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.


Contributing Institution Name

Michigan State University Museum

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

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Who did the quilting?

How are the quilt layers held together?

Stuffed work

Who made the quilt top?

Henry, Harriet; Tutton, Sara Henry

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?

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?

Quilt owner's county:


When was the form filled out?


What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

What color(s) is the quilt?


What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

Quilt owner's city:

Benton Harbor

What is the shape of the quilt edge?


Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).


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:

George Tutton

Access and copyright information:


When was the quilt finished?


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

Henry, Harriet

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?

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.

What is the name of the quilt given by the owner?

White on White

What is the structure of the fabric used to make the quilt binding?

Michigan Quilt Project Number


How wide is the quilt?

91 1/2"

Who documented this quilt?

Quilt owner

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

What type of quilt is this?

Finished 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?