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12-8-1264

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

03.0060

Quilt's title:

Lone Star with Flowers

Name(s) for quilt's pattern in common use:

Lone Star, Radiant Star

Quilt top made by:

Donaldson, Beth

Quilted by:

Donaldson, Elizabeth Ann

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

Made the quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Lansing

Where the quilt was made, county:

Ingham

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

2000-2025

When was the quilt started?

2003

When was the quilt finished?

2003

Details about why the quilt was made:

This quilt is made from the left over fabrics from the reproduction quilt that appears in Great Lakes, Great Quilts. It is made smaller to use as a teaching sample and lesson for making lone star quilts.

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Lansing

Quiltmaker's county:

Ingham

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Kolodziej

Quiltmaker's birth date:

5/1/1957

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Urban

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Polish American

Quiltmaker's educational background:

3 years of college

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Roman Catholic

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Quilter, quilt historian, Quilt collections assistant, MSU Museum

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Kolodziej, Chester John

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Polish American

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Kolodziej, Joan Trybus

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Polish American

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' ethnic/tribal background:

Irish, French Canadian, American, Scottish

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

Vice President, Delphi Glass Corporation, Senior Analyst Small Business Administration

Number of children:

2

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

2

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 11-19

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts:

yes

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

yes

Name(s) of group(s) the quiltmaker belongs(ed) to:

Capitol City Quilt Guild, The Charm Group.

Where does/did the group meet?

Lansing, MI

What are the main activities of the group?

Raffle quilts, charity quilts, round robins, block exchanges, challenge quilts.

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

28"

How long is the quilt?

31 1/2"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Describe the type of inscription:

Title

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Lone Star with Flowers, Beth Donaldson, Lansing, Michigan, 28" x 31 1/2", Machine pieced, appliqued & quilted

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

2003

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on back

Describe the quilt's layout:

One patch or allover

Number of quilt blocks:

1

Size of quilt blocks:

18" x 18"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Number of borders:

1

Border description:

4"

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

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 or polyester blend

Quilting techniques used:

Machine quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Stipple

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Another quilt

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

Have published two books, Block By Block for That Patchwork Place in 1995 and Charm Quilts for EZ International in 1997.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Beth Donaldson

Quilt owner's city:

Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Made by owner

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quilt maker:

Sewing machine, Traditional, bed quilts.

Who photographed this quilt?

Pearl Yee Wong

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Donaldson, Bet. Lone Star with Flowers. 2003. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-1264. Accessed: 05/24/22

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