Lone Star with floral applique


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-AFE

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
86.0482 AIQP
InstInvContrNumF004a
6615.1

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Lone Star with floral applique
AltNameF011
Indian Quilt
DateDataF006b
10/25/1985
QuiltTopF054
David, Anna
QuiltedByF055
David, Anna
OthPeopleF056IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
LocMadeF057a
Peshawbestown
ProvCountyF057b
Leelanau
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateFinishF023b
ca 1920

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Peshabestown
CountyF106
Leelanau
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
EthnicF101
Native American
MarriageF099bSpouseF113NoChildF116
1
NoFemF116a
1

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
76
OverallLengthF012b
91
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight

Page 4-Physical Description continued

BordDescF034
3
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

ConstrucBindF046
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
6
DesignF052a
Elbow/fan

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

TopSourceF064
Another quilt
OthTopSourceF064a
Floral applique patterns are typical of Michigan Ottawa beadwork and other crafts
ExhibitListF067a
Michigan Quilts: A Celebration of 150 Years of Textile Tradition, East Lansing, MI, September 13, 1987-January 30, 1988, Michigan State University Museum; Quilts Old & New: Reproductions from the Great Lakes Quilt Center, exhibit, January 12-August 17, 2003. Michigan Quilts exhibit, Chicago Hilton and Towers, International Quilt Market and Festival, May 9-14, 1989.To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions, SITES; August 1, 1997-December 30, 1997, George Gustav Heye Center in National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY; April 19-October 18, 1998, MSU Museum, East Lansing, MI; March 13-June 6, 1999, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA; July 3rd-September 26th, 1999, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History , Cleveland, OH; October 23, 1999-January 16, 2000, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT; February 12-May 7, 2000, Bishop Museum-The State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Honolulu, Honolulu, HI; June 3-August 27, 2000, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA; September 23-December 31, 2000, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM; January 13-April 8, 2001, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.
RelItemsF088a
Michigan Quilts (1987) book, figure 118, page 83.To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions (1997) book, page 32. Great Lakes, Great Quilts (2001) book, page 39.

Page 7-Owner Information

SourceOtherF006a
Museum employee
OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
DateObtainedF088c
10/25/1985
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
11-29-1987, Elizabeth and Vernon Keye, donor
QuiltHistF059
Caption from the Michigan Quilts book; These two quilts of the Star of Bethlehem or Lone Star pattern are known to have been made by two Native American women from Leelanau County, Michigan. According to James M. McClurken, co-author with James A. Clifton and George L. Cornell, of People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway of Michigan, the star and floral motifs exhibited in these two quilts are typical of components of Ottawa designs. Each square and triangle formed against the white background by the center star is filled with floral designs that embellish the central design and mimic designs depicted in earlier porcupine quill work and beaded pieces of the same region. It is probable that Native Americans began quilting after the Grand Traverse Mission period; the first person who was recorded to have had furniture in his home, and thus have a need for domestic furnishings such as quilts, was Agosa, who lived on Old Mission penninsula during the mid 1840s. Little is known about the maker of quilt no. 118. She sold it to Mrs. Richard Lay, who in turn passed it on to its current owners, Elizabeth and Vernon Keye. The owner of quilt no. 119, Florence Lackie Hanes, writes that her father, Walter Lackie, acquired it "as a trade for some farm goods. Always treasured by the family, and never used [it is] just called the Indian Quilt." The quiltmaker was known to the family as Mrs. Ogahmahgegedo, but further research has revealed that she may also have been known as Catherine or Jenny Steele. She lived in a settlement known as Ahgosatown, located between Omena and Northport, Michigan. From Marsha MacDowell, 8/9/2004 On Saturday in Traverse City, while attending a meeting of some Native artists, I met Margaret (nee David) Boyle, daughter of Anna David, the maker of the Odawa quilt. She confirmed that the her mother's name was Anna--not Margaret.
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Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
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6615.1
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Quilt
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Slide
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Peter Glendinning
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Michigan State University Museum
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Courtesy of Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum

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