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Cite this Quilt
Coles, Eleano. Kaleidescope. 1994. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://quiltindex.org/2018/view/?type=fullrec&kid=27-92-52004. Accessed: 10/21/19
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What is the quilt maker's father's name?
Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.
What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?
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?
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?
Made by owner
If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?
Made the quilt
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?
Where was the quilt made (county)?
Where was the quilt made (state)?
What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?
High school, painting classes in water color, Chicago Art Institute 1 1/2years
How was the inscription made?
What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?
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 ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's spouse?
English Pennsylvania Dutch
What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?
Field Sevice Coordinator Western Electric Company
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 boys?
How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?
When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?
If you chose Other, explain the why the quilt maker quilts.
On widowhood found time to arrange pattern and material very satisfying. Then as I made them for family - friends started to ask me to make them one. Then another and another. I don't have much free time now and find my work very challenging. Time flies. It gives me great satisfaction to make and finish my quilts. It is a challenge in design and color combination that I love to do. Often customers ask me to see the room. They want to use the quilt in. And I can tell by the size of the room and its coloring what patterns would blend and not be too over powering.
How many quilt has the quilt maker made?
more than 50
Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?
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 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:
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)?
List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.
Carrie Jacobs Bond Memorial Threaders Quilt Show, Iron River, MI, 1995
Quilt owner's city:
What types of prints were used to make the quilt top?
Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?
Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).
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:
What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's mother?
Access and copyright information:
What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's father?
When was the quilt finished?
What is the quilt maker's mother's name?
Koester, Frances Langbauer
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?
What is the structure of the fabric used to make the quilt binding?
Please explain other reasons why this quilt was made, if applicable.
As an utility quilt for family use and fun to do.
Michigan Quilt Project Number
What parts of the quilt making process did the quilt maker do?
Made entire quilt
What type of quilt is this?
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?