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12-8-10109

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

87.0412

Owner's name for the quilt:

Carpenter's Wheel

When was the form filled out?

10/6/1987

Quilt top made by:

Maddox, Willie

Quilted by:

Maddox, Willie

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

Purchased the quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Kalamazoo

Where the quilt was made, county:

Kalamazoo

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1976-1999

When was the quilt finished?

1985

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Kalamazoo

Quiltmaker's county:

Kalamazoo

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1910?

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1988

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

African American

Quiltmaker's educational background:

probably gradeschool, I'm not certain is she is literate or not

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Church goer, unknown denomination

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

African American

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

African American

How did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

From Relative

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Under 10 years of age

Other notes on how the quiltmaker learned, and how and why they quilt:

I do it for pleasure; I just like to piece

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts?

yes

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

70"

How long is the quilt?

92"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

6

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Sashing width:

1"

Number of borders:

2 at sides, 1 at top and bottom

Describe the borders:

3", 2", 1"

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Blanket or flannel

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

3

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

4

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Describe the source of the pattern:

Commercial (book, magazine, etc.)

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Such Pretty Bedclothes, Quilts From Some of Kalamazoo's Black Quiltmakers , Kalamazoo, MI, October 6-30, 1987, Space Gallery, Knauss Hall, Western Michigan University

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

Photos of quilter; Videotape

Person filling out this form is:

Author/researcher

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Bruce Haight

Quilt owner's city:

Kalamazoo

Quilt owner's county:

Kalamazoo

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Purchase

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

"It's just a quilt". She's shy, self effacing. She won't or can't talk about quilt though loves hearing someone else talk about it and is proud to see her quilts, loves having her picture taken with quilts. Looking forward to T.V. documentary showing.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Maddox, Willi. Carpenter's Wheel. 1985. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-10109. Accessed: 02/07/23