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Claire Vlasin

Quiltmaker

           

Michigan State University Museum

Claire Vlasin was passionate about quilts:  creating, collecting, studying and judging them.  She shared this passion in quilt clubs, classes, talks, competitions, and discussions with friends and family.  She also collected fabrics, patterns, and hardware supporting her hobby.  She respected the artistry of those who created patterns and “quilted” the quilts.  This Quilt Legacy Project shows her collection of quilts, both those she made and those she purchased and preserved for posterity.
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Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

4/1932

If the quiltmaker was married, what was the wedding date.

Date and place of death.

November 2012

Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Irish/English

Educational background:

St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Lincoln, NE; Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University; Masters in Educational Administration from Michigan State University

Religious affiliation:

St.Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church, East Lansing, MI

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Nurse, High School Vocational Advisor

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Pritchard

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Vlasin, Ray

Number of children:

5

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From class

Name of quilting group(s):

Capitol City Quilt Guild; Michigan Quilt Network; American Quilt Study Group; Cotton Patchers

Location of group:

Lansing, Michigan

Estimate the number of quilts made by this maker:

more than 50

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