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12-8-362

Object label

Steeplechase
Tine Mason
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
ca 1890
Collection of Michigan State University Museum acc.#6638.1

Essay about this quilt.

A hand written tag attached to the quilt top reads "Red is your clown shirt, Aunt Tine pieced for Seth Mason's 21 birthday." Excerpted from Quilts from the Albert and Merry Silber Collection.

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

88.0021

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number:

6638.1

Owner's name for the quilt:

Steeplechase

When was the form filled out?

2/26/1990

Quilt top made by:

Mason, Aunt Tine

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

Received as a gift

Where the quilt was made, city:

Kalamazoo

Where the quilt was made, county:

Kalamazoo

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1876-1900

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

This is a:

Quilt top with unfinished edge

How wide is the quilt?

79"

How long is the quilt?

90"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Red is your clown shirt, Aunt Tine pieced for Seth Mason's 21 birthday

Describe the method used to inscribe the quilt:

Tag

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on back

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Number of borders:

6

Border description:

outer plain border, red solid; inner plain border at top and bottom only

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

No filling

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Quilts from the Merry and Albert Silber Collection, East Lansing, MI, 8/21/1988-11/13/1988, West Gallery, 2nd Floor, MSU Museum; Michigan Quilts exhibit, Chicago Hilton and Towers, International Quilt Market and Festival, May 9-14, 1989.

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Quilts from the Merry and Albert Silber Collection book (1988), page 18.

Source of the information on this quilt:

Museum employee

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public- Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's name:

Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's city:

East Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

7/21/1987, Merry and Albert Silber, donor

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt top

Who photographed this quilt?

KEVA

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Mason, Aunt Tin. Steeplechase. 1876-1900. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-362. Accessed: 08/12/22

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