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Jolman, Kath. Christmas Eve in the City. Dec. 1999. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-2625. Accessed: 04/14/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-2625

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

04.0042

What is the title of the quilt?

Christmas Eve in the City

Who made the quilt top?

Jolman, Kathy

Who did the quilting?

Jolman, Kathy

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

Made the quilt

Where was the quilt made (city)?

Muskegon

Where was the quilt made (county)?

Muskegon

Where was the quilt made (state)?

Michigan (MI)

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

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

Sept. 1999

When was the quilt finished?

Dec. 1999

This quilt was made to be used as a

How is this quilt used?

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

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

Muskegon

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

Muskegon

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

Michigan (MI)

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Walicki

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

4/22/1956

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

What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker?

White

What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?

high school grad

What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?

Catholic

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

secretary

What is the quilt maker's father's name?

Walicki, Wallace

What is the quilt maker's mother's name?

Walicki, Dorothy

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?

Business owner, Truck Repair Facility

Did the quilt maker have children? If so, how many?

2

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

1

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

1

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

From Class

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Age 20-29

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

How many quilt has the quilt maker made?

more than 50

Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?

no

Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?

yes

Did/does the quilt maker belong to a quilting group? If yes, name the group(s).

Patchers at the Lakeshore; Weekly quilt bee

Where did/does the group meet?

Muskegon, MI; Grand Haven, MI

What are the main activities of the group?

To promote quilting

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

22 1/2"

How long is the quilt?

23"

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?

Excellent/like new

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings.

Kathy Walicki Jolman

What is the date found on the quilt?

Dec. 1999

How was the inscription made?

Ink

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on back

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

Pictorial

How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?

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

How many borders are on the quilt?

1

Describe the style of the borders.

1 1/2 pieced border

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?

Hand-dyed

Describe any unique fibers used in the quilt top.

Rayon, lame

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Machine Piecing

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

If you chose Other, please describe the fiber used in the quilt back.

backing is city scape fabric with New York twin towers on it before 9-11

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?

Print

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?

Straight grain

What is the width of the binding (front side only)?

less than a half inch

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Cotton

How are the quilt layers held together?

Machine quilting

Describe the overall quilt design.

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

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

Meander

Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

Outline/Ditch

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

Purchased new

If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.

The border Santa fabric was from our Bee "fabric challenge".

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Original to maker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Kathy Walicki Jolman

Quilt owner's city:

Muskegon

Quilt owner's county:

Muskegon

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Made by owner

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.

Designed the pattern

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

Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

I generally make "nature" quilts and I wanted a "city" quilt. People are on their way home from work and Santa is coming from the North Pole with his train full of presents. I designed this wallhanging.

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

My favorite is hand work. Samplers that tell stories. Most of my quilts tell a story.

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

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