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12-8-10122

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

87.0428

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number:

JE-CL-28

Owner's name for the quilt:

Rose Applique Variation

When was the form filled out?

3/11/1987

Quilt top made by:

Jenison, Alice

Quilted by:

Jenison, Alice

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

Inherited

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt finished?

c. 1880

Details about why the quilt was made:

Probably made by Alice Cowles Jenison as a crib quilt for son Frederick Jenison

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Lansing

Quiltmaker's county:

Ingham

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Cowles

Quiltmaker's birth date:

10/4/1860

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Urban

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

11/12/1915

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Operated Dry Goods Store

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Cowles, Albert

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouse(s) occupation:

Operated Lansing Dry Goods Store, 121-123 North Washington Ave., Lansing

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

1

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

37 1/2"

How long is the quilt?

28 1/2"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Antique colors:

Overall color scheme:

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Repairs:

Type of inscription:

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

Describe the quilt's layout:

Vertical strip

Spacing of quilt blocks:

What is the shape of the quilt block?

Number of borders:

2

Border description:

1 1/8", 1 1/4"

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Novelty technique used to make the quilt top:

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embellishment used:

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

10

Describe the back:

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Fabric structure of the binding?

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

No filling

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

8

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

9

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Floral

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Describe the quilting designs used:

Outline/Ditch, Leaves

Where did the maker get their materials?

Where did the maker find their pattern?

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

Jenison Family. Papers Acc. # HC 294 Donor: Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance, MSU 1877-1939 14 Hollinger Boxes and One oversize volume, 4.80 Cubic Feet Property Rights: Michigan State University

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Dept. of Human Environment and Design, Historic Collection at Michigan State University

Quilt owner's city:

East Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

From the estate of Frederick Jenison, son of maker

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, describe their input.

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

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Jenison, Alic. Rose Applique Variation. c. 1880. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-10122. Accessed: 05/29/22