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12-8-4215

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

85.0545

Owner's name for the quilt:

Hour Glass

Name(s) for quilt's pattern in common use:

Path Through the Woods, London Square, City Square

What is the number for this pattern from Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique?

3164

When was the form filled out?

5/2/1985

Quilt top made by:

Shellhammer, Mary Maria

Quilted by:

Shellhammer, Mary Maria

Other people who worked on this quilt:

and her daughter

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

Inherited

Where the quilt was made, city:

Union

Where the quilt was made, county:

Cass

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt finished?

Before1885

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Dibble

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

5/8/1885 of stomach cancer

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Baptist

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Dibble, Anson

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Dibble, Lydia O'Dell

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' and/or partner's/partners' ethnic/tribal background:

German

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

farmer, soldier in Civil War

Number of children:

9

How many of the quiltmaker's children were girls?

6

How many of the quiltmaker's children were boys?

3

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

69"

How long is the quilt?

84"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Shape of corners:

Rounded

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

80

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Number of borders:

1

Border description:

3" plain, solid white

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

How is the binding made?

Bias grain

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

8

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Clamshell

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Michigan Quilts: A Celebration of 150 Years of Textile Tradition, East Lansing, MI, September 12-November 1, 1987, Kresge Art Museum, MSU

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

Michigan Quilts, fig. 32, p. 36

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

Audiotape

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Source of the information on this quilt:

Granddaughter of quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Grace Evelena Field

Quilt owner's city:

Union

Quilt owner's county:

Cass

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Inheritance

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Mary Maria "Polly" Dibble Shellhammer to her daughter Edna to Edna's daughter Grace Field

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who photographed this quilt?

Peter Glendinning

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Shellhammer, Mary Mari. Hour Glass. Before1885. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-4215. Accessed: 12/02/22

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