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Cite this Quilt

Shagonoby, Josi. String. 1982. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-2890. Accessed: 09/22/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-2890

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

99.0347

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

String

Who made the quilt top?

Shagonoby, Josie

Who did the quilting?

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

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

Received as a gift

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Holland (probably)

County:

Ottawa

State:

Michigan (MI)

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

1976-1999

When was the quilt finished?

1982

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)?

Holland

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

Ottawa

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

Michigan (MI)

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Lewis

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

1896

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

If applicable, when did the quilt maker die?

1989

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

Ottawa Potowatomie

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

waitress/factory worker

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

Lewis, James

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

Lewis, Mary

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

lumber company, Heinz Pickle factory, Pokagon Band of Potowatomie Chief

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

66"

How long is the quilt?

77"

What color(s) is the quilt?

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.

Multicolor

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

Fair/worn

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?

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

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?

Side by side

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

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?

Machine 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?

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

What color is the back of the quilt?

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?

Cannot tell

How are the quilt layers held together?

Tied or tufted

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?

Old clothes

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

Our Quilts Collecting Colorful Memories, Muskegon, MI, June 1998-March 1999, Muskegon County Museum

List publications where this quilt or maker was featured.

Exhibit label; Photos of quilter

Who documented this quilt?

Other relationship to source: If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

Museum employee

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Debra Gutowski

Quilt owner's city:

Muskegon

Quilt owner's county:

Muskegon

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Josie (Lewis) Shagonoby, great aunt

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