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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

Owner's name for the quilt:

String

Quilt top made by:

Shagonoby, Josie

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

Received as a gift

Where the quilt was made, city:

Holland (probably)

Where the quilt was made, county:

Ottawa

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1976-1999

When was the quilt finished?

1982

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Holland

Quiltmaker's county:

Ottawa

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Lewis

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1896

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1989

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Ottawa Potowatomie

Quiltmaker's occupation:

waitress/factory worker

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Lewis, James

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Lewis, Mary

Quiltmaker's marriage date(s):

1922

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and /or partner's/partners' name(s):

Shagonoby, Isaac

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' occupation:

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

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

66"

How long is the quilt?

77"

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Fair/worn

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

42

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cannot tell

How are the layers held together?

Tied or tufted

Where did the maker get their materials?

Old clothes

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

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

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

Exhibit label; Photos of quilter

Source of the information on this quilt:

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 was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Josie (Lewis) Shagonoby, great aunt

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

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: 07/24/24