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Album, Red and Green Album

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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: 04/14/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-10426

Object label

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

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 here

2010:124.4

What is the name of the quilt given by the owner?

Album

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

Red and Green Album

Who made the quilt top?

Little, Addie

Who did the quilting?

Little, Addie

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

Purchased the quilt

Where was the quilt made (country)?

United States

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

1850-1875

When was the quilt finished?

1863

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

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

United States

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

94"

How long is the quilt?

92"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the shape of the corners?

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Green, Red, White

What is the best description of the quilt's condition?

Fair/worn

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

Disintegration of fabric

Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings.

Addie Little

What is the date found on the quilt?

1863

How was the inscription made?

Attached label

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on back

What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?

Block pattern

How many blocks are in the quilt?

16

What size are the blocks?

16" x 16"

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?

Separated by plain sashing

What is the width of the sashing?

1 1/2"

How many borders are on the quilt?

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

Describe the style of the borders.

12"

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

Cotton

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 fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

How many pieces of fabric were used to make the quilt back?

3

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

Back turned to front

What is the width of the binding (front side only)?

less than a half inch

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Cotton

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

10

Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

9

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

Feathering

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

Hexagon, Shell, Plumes

Other relationship to source: If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

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 did the owner acquire this quilt?

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

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum