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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

Owner's name for the quilt:

Album Quilt

Quilt top made by:

Quilted by:

Name of the group that made the quilt:

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

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1930-1949

When was the quilt started?

1930

When was the quilt finished?

1930

Why was the quilt made?

Fundraising

Details about why the quilt was made:

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

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Describe present use(s) of the quilt:

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

Quiltmaker's city:

Ithaca

Quiltmaker's county:

Gratiot

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Where does/did the group meet?

Ithaca, Michigan

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

72"

How long is the quilt?

84"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Antique colors:

Overall color scheme:

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Damage:

Repairs:

Type of inscription:

Multiple Names

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on block

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

42

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

What is the shape of the quilt block?

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

Cotton

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

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Novelty technique used to make the quilt top:

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery

Embellishment used:

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

Describe the back:

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Fabric structure of the binding?

How is the binding made?

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

No filling

Quilting techniques used:

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Where did the maker get their materials?

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Person filling out this form is:

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 was this quilt acquired?

Purchase

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, describe their input.

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

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: 05/17/22