South Haven Masterpiece Quilt; Sampler





Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number


What is the title of the quilt?

South Haven Masterpiece Quilt

What is the pattern name that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians for this quilt?


When was the form filled out?


Who made the quilt top?

Who did the quilting?

If this quilt was made by a group, enter the name of the group (e.g. Presbyterian Ladies Aid of Royal Oak).

Lakeshore Queen Bees

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my

Quilt owner

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

Received as a gift


South Haven


Van Buren


Michigan (MI)

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


When was the quilt started?


When was the quilt finished?


This quilt was made to be used as a

How is this quilt used?

Museum collection

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

South Haven

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

Van Buren

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

Michigan (MI)

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

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 type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

What is the shape of the quilt edge?


What is the shape of the corners?


What color(s) is 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.

Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt.

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

What is the date found on the quilt?


How was the inscription made?


Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.


How many blocks are in the quilt?


How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?


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


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

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

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Piecing

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Applique

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

What color is the back of the quilt?

How do you describe the quilt back?

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

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

What construction technique was used to finish the edge of the quilt?

Bias grain

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?


How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

Describe the overall quilt design.

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

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

Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.


How did the quilt maker acquire the fabric for this quilt?

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Original to maker

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

List all contests where this quilt was entered.

National Blueberry Festival Quilt Show, 1979

List publications where this quilt or maker was featured.

Photos of quilter. Allegan County Gazette Lakeshore Queen Bees Stitches in time make fine quilts by John Saintz and Char Anderson Benton Harbor - St. Joseph, Michigan PAGE FIVE Plan Festival Quilt Show 'I Love America'

Who documented this quilt?

Quilt owner

Ownership of this quilt is:


Quilt owner's name:

Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

Quilt owner's city:

South Haven

Quilt owner's county:

Van Buren

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?


Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

National Blueberry Festival

Access and copyright information:


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

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, choose the best description of their input.

Designed the pattern

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

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

;. South Haven Masterpiece Quilt. 1980. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, Accessed: 12/09/21