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12-8-242

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

93.0117

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

Album Quilt

Who made the quilt top?

Who did the quilting?

If this quilt was made by a group, enter the name of the group (e.g. Presbyterian Ladies Aid of Royal Oak).

Ladies of the Auxiliary of Michigan Rural Letter Carriers' Association

If this quilt was made by a group, describe activities the group engaged in.

The MRLCA State Museum is a room in the museum of the Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society in Ithaca, MI

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

Quilt owner

Country:

United States

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

1930-1949

When was the quilt started?

1930

When was the quilt finished?

1930

This quilt was made to be used as a

Fundraising

Please explain other reasons why this quilt was made.

To raise money for the Auxillary of the MRLCA 10 cents per name was charged

How is this quilt used?

Museum collection

If you chose Other, please explain the quilt's present use.

The quilt has been stored by various members of the Auxiliary until it was given to the musem for preservation.

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

Ithaca

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

Gratiot

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

Michigan (MI)

What environment did the quilt maker(s) live in?

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Where did/does the group meet?

Ithaca, Michigan

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

72"

How long is the quilt?

84"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured. Enter all the specific colors that are found in the quilt.

Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt.

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

Very good/almost new

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

If the quilt has an inscription, what type(s) of inscriptions are on the quilt?

Multiple Names

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on block

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

Block pattern

How many blocks are in the quilt?

42

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?

If one shape is used throughout the quilt, what is that shape?

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

Cotton

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

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

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Piecing

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Embroidery

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

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

1

How do you describe the quilt back?

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

What is the structure of the fabric used to make the quilt binding?

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

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

No filling

How are the quilt layers held together?

Describe the overall quilt design.

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

Describe any background/fill patterns used in the quilt design.

How did the quilt maker acquire the fabric for this quilt?

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Who documented this quilt?

Quilt owner

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society

Quilt owner's city:

Ithaca

Quilt owner's county:

Gratiot

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Purchase

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

What parts of the quilt making process did the quilt maker do?

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, choose the best description of their input.

Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

;. Album Quilt. 1930. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-242. Accessed: 12/09/21