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Cite this Quilt

Kempton, Glady. Jobes Tears. 2000. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, http://quiltindex.org/beta/view/?type=fullrec&kid=27-92-50300. Accessed: 08/05/20

QUILT INDEX RECORD

27-92-50300

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

2000-2025

When was the quilt started?

before 1983

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

One patch or allover

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

1/1900

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Inheritance

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.

Top was found in back of the closet during remodeling in 2000. Was done by Arnold Kempton's mother Gladys. Finished in 2000.

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

Inherited

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.

Feathering

What environment did the quilt maker(s) live in?

Rural

Describe any background/fill patterns used in the quilt design.

Where was the quilt made (city)?

Mecosta

If applicable, when did the quilt maker die?

1985

How do you describe the quilt back?

Where was the quilt made (county)?

Mecosta

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

English

Where was the quilt made (state)?

Michigan (MI)

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

High School

How was the inscription made?

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

Methodist

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

Teacher, homemaker, cook

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

List publications where this quilt or maker was featured.

Photos of quilter

Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt.

Multicolor

Contributing Institution Name

Michigan State University Museum

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?

Farmer

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

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

5

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

3

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

2

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?

Machine quilting

Who made the quilt top?

Kempton, Gladys

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?

Hand Piecing

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Cotton

Quilt owner's county:

Mecosta

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

Mecosta

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Arnie's sisters ranging in age from 67-72 remember having dresses when they were growing up that ended up in this quilt.

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

Mecosta

What color(s) is the quilt?

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

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

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's city:

Mecosta

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

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

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

How long is the quilt?

114"

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

Quilt owner's name:

Arnold and Isabel Kempton

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

When was the quilt finished?

2000

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:

Private

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?

Jobes Tears

Describe the style of the borders.

9" and 10"

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

If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.

Arnie's sisters ranging in age from 67-72 remember having dresses when they were growing up that ended up in this quilt.

Michigan Quilt Project Number

02.0371

How wide is the quilt?

102"

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

Made entire quilt top

What type of quilt is this?

Finished quilt

How many borders are on the quilt?

1

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

This quilt was made to be used as a