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12-8-443

Object label

Missouri Rose Tree
Betty Harriman and Mary Schafer
Bunceton, Cooper County, Missouri and Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
1966, 1973
Collection of Michigan State University Museum acc.#1998:53.59

Essay about this quilt.

This is one of the boldest of rose designs. The massive red, rose, and green watermelon border and heavy red tassels combine to make a most striking quilt. Mary completed the quilt in 1973.

By Gwen Marston from The Mary Schafer Quilt Collection exhibit catalogue.

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:

99.0243

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

1998:53.59

Owner's name for the quilt:

Rose Tree

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

Missouri Rose

Quilt top made by:

Harriman, Betty Harned

Quilted by:

Schafer, Mary

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

Purchased the quilt

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1950-1975

When was the quilt started?

1966

When was the quilt finished?

1973

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Bunceton

Quiltmaker's state:

Missouri (MO)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Harned

Quiltmaker's birth date:

9/22/1890

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

6/21/1971

Quiltmaker's educational background:

William Wood High School. She earned a teaching degree from Warrensburg State College.

Quiltmaker's occupation:

She was a school teacher, the a hotel manager until her retirement.

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Harned, Ben

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Harned, Betty Bradley

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

From Relative

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Under 10 years of age

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts:

no

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

89"

How long is the quilt?

92"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Mary Schafer

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1966

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Describe where the inscription was found:

top

Number of quilt blocks:

9

Number of borders:

1

Border description:

12 1/2" applique

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

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?

Polyester

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

4

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

5

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Outline

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Parallel lines

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Another quilt

Describe the source of the pattern:

Maybe a copy of a Rose Kretsinger

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

Quilter's Journal, vol. IV, no. 4 for more information on Betty Harriman. Book, Mary Schafer and Her Quilts by Marston and Cunningham; Michigan State University Museum, 1990.

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?

Purchase

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

2/18/1998, Mary Vida Schafer

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt top

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

Betty loved intricate applique and highly technical piecing. She also liked heavily quilted and stuffed work.

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Harriman, Betty Harne. Rose Tree. 1973. 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=12-8-443. Accessed: 08/12/22

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