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Who documented this quilt?
Michigan Quilt Project
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Michigan State University Museum
Michigan Quilt Project Number:
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Quilt top made by:
Freed, Dora Marie; Easterly Lydia; Minto Arlene
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Size of quilt blocks:
15" x 19"
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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
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Family clothing scraps. Very little material was wasted, and based on the stories; neighbors and relatives often traded fabric. Pieced on foundation sugar sacks that include, "Housewife's Favorite 10 LBS. Certified Pure Sparkling Granulated Sugar A Mic
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Source of the information on this quilt:
Granddaughter of quiltmaker
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Quilt owner's name:
Dale and Carol Freed
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How was this quilt acquired?
Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.
1975, Dora Marie (Easterly) Freed, paternal grandmother
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This note will accompany the quilt to its next home: This quilt cover was made by Lydia M. (Short) Easterly (1870-1960), and her daughter Dora Marie (Easterly) Freed (1890-1987). Mother and daughter resided in the Marshall, Michigan area all their lives and represented typical housewives of the time. Being a wife, mother, and homemaker left little "free-time" for quilting, but it was a favorite activity and necessary joint winter project for both women. Many finished quilts were well used by the family, or given as gifts during the lean years of the 1920s and 1930s. Seven quilt tops, however, remained after the death of Gram Freed in 1987. My grandmother and I would unfold each top and she would explain, and name the various patterns and tell who in the family had provided certain materials or which apron or dress was represented. I told Gram that one-day I would have her quilts finished, and with the expert help of Arlene Minto of Davison, Michigan, three quilts are now complete. In keeping with the tradition, it is now being given to you as a gift from the past. Please enjoy, and cherish your Grandmother's labor of love.
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How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?
Quilted or tied the top
Michigan State University Museum
Cite this Quilt
Freed, Dora Marie; Easterly Lydia; Minto Arlen. Strip work. July 2003. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-1386. Accessed: 08/12/22