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12-8-10426

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

86.2077

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

2010:124.4

Object label:

Album
Addie Little
Provenance unknown
1863
Collection of Michigan State University Museum acc.#2010:124.4

Owner's name for the quilt:

Album

Names for quilt's pattern in common use:

Red and Green Album

Quilt top made by:

Little, Addie

Quilted by:

Little, Addie

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

Purchased the quilt

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1850-1875

When was the quilt finished?

1863

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

94"

How long is the quilt?

92"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Straight

What color is the quilt?

Green; Red; White

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Damage:

Disintegration of fabric

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Addie Little

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1863

Method used to make the inscription:

Attached label

Location of inscription:

on back

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

16

Size of quilt blocks:

16" x 16"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Sashing width:

1 1/2"

Number of borders:

12", border featuring a red dogtooth, a red and green alternating swag and the final edge is a green dogtooth.

Describe the borders:

12"

Fiber types used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

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?

Cotton

How are the layers held together?

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

10

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

9

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering

Describe the quilting designs used:

Hexagon, Shell, Plumes

Source of the information on this quilt:

Museum employee

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public- Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's name:

Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's city:

East Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

How was this quilt acquired?

Purchase

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Ray and Alice Pengra purchased this quilt from Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gumper, Jackson, MI, before it was acquired by the MSU Museum.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Little, Addi. Album. 1863. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-10426. Accessed: 03/31/23