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Lone Star with floral applique

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12-8-10520

Essay about this quilt.

According to James M. McClurken, co-author with James A. Clifton and George L. Cornell, of People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway of Michigan, the star and floral motifs exhibited in this quilt are typical of components of Ottawa designs. Each square and triangle formed against the white background by the center star is filled with floral designs that embellish the central design and mimic designs depicted in earlier porcupine quill work and beaded pieces of the same region. It is probable that Native Americans began quilting after the Grand Traverse Mission period; the first person who was recorded to have had furniture in his home, and thus have a need for domestic furnishings such as quilts, was Agosa, who lived on Old Mission penninsula during the mid 1840s.

From Michigan Quilts: 150 Years of a Textile Tradition.

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

18.0018 AIQP

Owner's name for the quilt:

Lone Star with floral applique

Quilt top made by:

Miller, Susan

Quilted by:

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

Grandmother

Where the quilt was made, county:

Leelanau

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1901-1929

When was the quilt finished?

ca 1912

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Native American; Ottawa (Odawa)

This is a:

Finished quilt

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Describe the quilt's layout:

Medallion or framed center

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Border description:

2

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

Cotton

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Minnie Wabbanimkee

Quilt owner's city:

Grand Rapids

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Minnie Wabbanimkee, all rights reserved

Cite this Quilt

Miller, Susa. Lone Star with floral applique. ca 1912. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-10520. Accessed: 05/24/22

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